Watch – Rob Smith to Carlos Maza: ‘I Know What It’s Like to Be the Target of Homophobic Bullying… Dude, Man Up’

“What a lot of these powerful voices on the LGBT left want to do is they want to create this authoritarian woke empire to where they make the rules about what is free speech and what is hate speech,” conservative commentator Rob Smith told Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo on Thursday at Turning Point USA’s 2019 Young Women’s Leadership Summit.

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Putin Signs ‘Sovereign Internet’ Law, Expands Government Control

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new law on Wednesday that paves the way for Russia to isolate its Internet from the rest of the world. The so-called “sovereign Internet” law is billed as a means of making the Russian Internet more “independent,” but independence will be in short supply as Putin’s authoritarian government tightens its grip on cyberspace.

A man looks at a computer monitor displaying the main page of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's election campaign website, Moscow, on January 12, 2012. In his manifesto for March 2012 presidential elections Putin vowed today to end repressive police behaviour in Russia but also warned that Moscow would retaliate …

Seattle Imposes Ad Ban to Annul Pamela Geller’s Free Speech Lawsuit Victory 

Officials who oversee Seattle’s transit system moved to ban political, religious, and other ads from its facilities and public transportation vehicles soon after Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) prevailed in a freedom of speech lawsuit against the city, earning the right to run FBI’s Most Wanted terrorist posters, Breitbart News has learned.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: People walk by a controversial ad, which has already been defaced, that condemns radical Islam in a New York subway station on September 27, 2012 in New York City. The ads, which are appearing in New York after a court case ruled in their …

Hayward: Viral Authoritarianism Spreads from China to Australia with New Censorship Law

Australia’s parliament on Wednesday passed a strict new social media law that could fine tech companies, or even jail their executives, if they allow violent material to be posted on their sites or fail to remove it quickly enough after complaints are filed. An op-ed at Sky News on Thursday conceded that China might have had the right idea all along about censoring and controlling the Internet.

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