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Internet Speech: A Boon to Civic Engagement

January 1, 2018  •  By IFS Staff  •    •  

The internet is an empowering and diversifying medium capable of uplifting marginalized voices. It has allowed more Americans to meaningfully participate in political dialogue and access more information and speech than ever before. It has enabled the average person to initiate and participate in movements for political and social change and to challenge power and authority. In the internet age,…

Murthy v. Missouri

February 9, 2024   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The brief says the First Amendment generally prohibits the government from privately soliciting removal of lawful political speech

Institute for Free Speech Urges Supreme Court to Establish Bright-Line Rule to Protect Political Speech from Censorship

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February 9, 2024   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The brief says the First Amendment generally prohibits the government from privately soliciting removal of lawful political speech

NetChoice v. Paxton and Moody v. NetChoice

January 24, 2024   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The Institute for Free Speech and Moms for Liberty (M4L) have filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to uphold certain provisions of ...

Institute for Free Speech and Moms for Liberty Urge the Supreme Court to Let States Protect Free Political Expression on Social Media

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January 24, 2024   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Amicus brief explains that the First Amendment does not protect viewpoint censorship by large social media platforms

Seventeen states still criminalize criticism of public officials

October 13, 2023   •  By David Keating   •  , , ,

New Hampshire’s criminal libel law makes intentionally and falsely disparaging another person a misdemeanor if the communication “will tend to expose any other living person ...

Online Content Moderation

August 1, 2023   •  By Sarah Fisher   •  ,

A new research analysis by Pew Research Center has found that a majority of Americans actually support restrictions related to online speech

Commentary: When restricting free speech backfires

June 26, 2023   •  By Tom Garrett   •  ,

It took over two years, but YouTube has finally learned a crucial lesson about the dangers of restricting political speech.

Alec Greven: A moral panic in Montana comes for free speech

June 12, 2023   •  By Alec Greven   •  ,

A moral panic has descended upon Montana. Lawmakers here have rammed through overly broad laws in response to vague and unsubstantiated threats.

Twitter’s New CEO Should Create Checks and Balances to Protect Speech

June 7, 2023   •  By Alec Greven   •  ,

We have a changing of the guard at Twitter. The company’s announcement of a new CEO provides a golden opportunity to enshrine its commitment ...

Gonzalez v. Google

December 8, 2022   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

Large social-media platforms predictably favor an expansive reading of section 230 immunity that maximizes their discretion while minimizing their potential liability. But while section ...

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