First Amendment Lawsuit Challenges California ‘Hate Speech’ Law

California bill AB 587, touted by Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom as a fix for “disinformation” on social media, has been challenged by a First Amendment lawsuit brought by podcaster and journalist Tim Pool, satirical website the Babylon Bee, and Minds.com, a free-speech friendly social media platform.

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Twitter Blacklists Ad Promoting Minds.com Festival of Ideas

An advertisement posted to Twitter by the team behind Minds.com, a free speech-friendly social network, has been blackballed by the platform. Minds CEO Bill Ottman says that the ad was labeled “inappropriate,” adding, “this is what we expect from Twitter so it’s nothing new, it’s just a very funny and over-the-top case.”

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Facebook Calls for More Regulations on Everything But Censorship

Facebook is calling for more regulation of the tech industry, including a vague call for “more transparent” content moderation and accountability for hosting illegal content, but makes scant mention of regulation to prevent censorship and political interference by the Silicon Valley giants themselves.

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Trump Faces Backlash from Base over Bitcoin

President Donald Trump faced a backlash from his online supporters last week after he condemned the Bitcoin cryptocurrency as “highly volatile” and a facilitator of illegal activity. Trump called for Facebook’s new “Libra” cryptocurrency to be regulated like a bank.

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