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Daily Media Links 11/17: FEC Pushes Forward on Digital Disclaimers, Protecting free speech rights through tax reform, and more…

New from the Institute for Free Speech Brookings Panel Offers an (Incomplete) Historical Background on the Relationship Between Corporations and Democracy By Alex Cordell The primary theme of this event was the importance of having a thorough, historical background on the relationship between corporations and democracy. As such, the role of nonprofits throughout American history […]

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Daily Media Links 11/16: Private Forums for Political Speech, Democrats, Others Suing Over Arizona Political Spending Law, and more…

In the News Richmond Times-Dispatch: Scott Blackburn column: Wave election possible because of Virginia’s campaign finance laws By Scott Blackburn That wave elections happen is welcome news for democracy. Incumbent legislators have many advantages over challengers, particularly those without a political pedigree. The only way many new faces get a chance in politics is on […]

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Daily Media Links 11/15: Free Speech Is Starting to Dominate the U.S. Supreme Court’s Agenda, ‘Democracy Vouchers’ May Come to New York City, and more…

In the News Washington Post: Danica Roem’s win proves it: We don’t need to restrict campaign contributions By Luke Wachob Roem outraised Marshall 3-to-1 thanks in part to large donations from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocates across the country. This was possible because Virginia is one of just a handful of states that impose […]

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Daily Media Links 11/14: Supreme Court to consider political apparel at the polling place, Senate Democrats press FEC to expand disclosure requirements to online political advertising, and more…

In the News Republican National Lawyers Association: Supreme Court Grants Cert re Minnesota’s Ban on Political Apparel at the Polls By Lisa Dixon [T]he Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky to decide whether “Minnesota statute Section 211B.11, which broadly bans all political apparel at the polling place, is […]

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Daily Media Links 11/13: House Dems push FEC for tougher action on foreign election meddling, Congress’s end run around a pillar of online free speech, and more…

In the News Richmond Times-Dispatch: Money in politics apparently isn’t so bad when Democrats win By A. Barton Hinkle When conservative or libertarian groups support a Republican candidate, it’s proof that the candidate is “in the pocket of” powerful and nefarious interests who have “bought and paid for” her support. When liberal or progressive groups […]

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Daily Media Links 11/9: Sweeping Changes Proposed for Foreign Lobbying Law, FEC Commissioner Wants New Social Media Input on Disclosures, and more…

New from the Institute for Free Speech The Key to Fighting Foreign “Fake News” is More Speech, Not Less By Alex Cordell With the full extent of Russian interference in the election slowly beginning to surface, calls for heavy-handed government regulations to combat the unknown dangers of online political advertisements seem overstated, to say the […]

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Daily Media Links 11/8: Tech and Congress did themselves no favors in hearings, Even Trump has a right to free speech, and more…

In the News Americans for Prosperity: Prosperity Podcast #80: Honest Ads Act is a Threat to Free Speech After the 2016 elections, it was revealed that foreign agents bought around $100,000 in social media ads. In response, some members of the House and Senate are seeking stricter regulations on political speech on social media. Is […]

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Daily Media Links 11/7: Cynical Politicians Turn #FakeNews Into a Rallying Cry for Censorship, Some Thoughts On Gag Rules And Government Unmasking Demands, and more…

New from the Institute for Free Speech Targeted Advertising is Neither a Problem Nor New By Joe Albanese The capacity to collect data on the internet, especially on social media sites where people voluntarily share a great deal of personal information, makes this process more precise and affordable than ever before. But targeting existed before […]

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Daily Media Links 11/6: Government Protection From Russian Misinformation Would Be ‘Cure’ Far Worse Than Disease, Judge Upholds Seattle’s Novel Campaign Finance Vouchers, and more…

In the News Daily Journal: Honest Ads Act: Honestly Overbroad? As tech titans reckon with disruptive foreign interference, Congress debates the Honest Ads Act, aimed at exposing invidious overseas actors. Eric Wang (Institute for Free Speech) argues the legislation would mostly target Americans exercising constitutionally-protected political speech. Internet Speech Regulation Reason: Government Protection From Russian […]

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Daily Media Links 11/3: The Never-Ending Search for Foreign Subversives, Congress Pats Itself On The Back Via Social Media For Its Opportunity To Slam Social Media, and more…

New from the Institute for Free Speech Why Contribution Limits Pose a Threat to Free Speech By Alex Cordell Contribution limits, in effect, are little more than a cap on free speech and free association. Unfortunately, current campaign finance laws allow this restriction on free speech. While the Supreme Court, in the 1976 decision Buckley […]

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