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Twitter casts light on rationale behind labelling tweets; tech-rights group files suit to stop Trump's social media order
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Twitter casts light on rationale behind labelling tweets; tech-rights group files suit to stop Trump's social media order

Twitter also issued a detailed thread outlining its policies and principles and their enforcement process while highlighting controversial tweets.

Sixteen Stormy Days: Tripurdaman Singh's account of the First Amendment to Indian Constitution makes for a compelling read
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Sixteen Stormy Days: Tripurdaman Singh's account of the First Amendment to Indian Constitution makes for a compelling read

When did the executive branch begin to bend the judiciary to their (political) will in India and how? Sixteen Stormy Days, a new non-fiction book by Tripurdaman Singh, tries to answer this question — and address the long-term effects of the First Amendment to the Indian constitution.

Mark Zuckerberg's Georgetown speech: First Amendment, China's censorship and more
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Mark Zuckerberg's Georgetown speech: First Amendment, China's censorship and more

Zuckerberg stood his ground, saying social media had introduced avenues for speech that should not be shut down.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg takes a stand for the company's regulation of speech
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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg takes a stand for the company's regulation of speech

Zuckerberg said that Facebook had introduced transformative avenues for speech that should not be shut down.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg slams TikTok for censoring political protest
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg slams TikTok for censoring political protest

TikTok is also accused of being used by the Chinese government to censor politically sensitive content.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he considered banning political ads
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he considered banning political ads

Facebook has come under fire for its lax approach to fake news reports and disinformation campaigns.

Judge orders White House to return press credentials to Jim Acosta; 'great day for journalism', says CNN
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Judge orders White House to return press credentials to Jim Acosta; 'great day for journalism', says CNN

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly ruled Friday morning, CNN is reporting, that the White House must immediately return CNN journalist Jim Acosta's press credentials taken away abruptly last week after a heated exchange between the US president and the CNN reporter.

Donald Trump administration defends president's decision to revoke press pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta
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Donald Trump administration defends president's decision to revoke press pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta

The Donald Trump administration on Wednesday defended in court its decision to suspend the press pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, arguing that no journalist has the first amendment right to enter the White House

Greatness will elude India unless there's support for free speech; it's people not governments which make nation
India

Greatness will elude India unless there's support for free speech; it's people not governments which make nation

Most Indians today believe that it is not only wrong to say certain things, but also that there should be no right to say them. Till we support restrictions on freedom of speech, true greatness will elude this nation, no matter how brilliant the individual at the helm may be.

US judge rejects Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Donald Trump, says president's tweet was 'rhetorical hyperbole'
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US judge rejects Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Donald Trump, says president's tweet was 'rhetorical hyperbole'

Separately, Donald Trump was sued for defamation in 2017 by Summer Zervos, who was a contestant on Trump's former reality TV show "The Apprentice."

Donald Trump sued by free speech advocates on Twitter; US president blocked them over critical comments
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Donald Trump sued by free speech advocates on Twitter; US president blocked them over critical comments

New York: First Amendment advocates are suing President Donald Trump, saying some of his critics have been unconstitutionally blocked from following him on Twitter.

US Supreme Court rejects appeal seeking rights for carrying guns in public
India

US Supreme Court rejects appeal seeking rights for carrying guns in public

The Supreme Court is rejecting yet another call to decide whether Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns with them outside their homes.

Donald Trump's administration amends travel ban to avoid legal battle in US Supreme Court
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Donald Trump's administration amends travel ban to avoid legal battle in US Supreme Court

The Trump administration moved to amend starting date of its proposed 90-day travel ban on people entering the United States

Free-speech institute sends letter asking Trump to unblock Twitter users criticizing his policies
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Free-speech institute sends letter asking Trump to unblock Twitter users criticizing his policies

Trump's account recently blocked a number of accounts that replied to his tweets with commentary that criticized, mocked or disagreed with his actions.

White House Correspondents' Dinner: Journos celebrated press freedom sans Donald Trump
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White House Correspondents' Dinner: Journos celebrated press freedom sans Donald Trump

Trump became the first president since Ronald Reagan in 1981 to skip the event — and Reagan was recovering from an assassination attempt.

Beyond retaliation, Donald Trump's media ban a clever strategy to discredit adversarial press
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Beyond retaliation, Donald Trump's media ban a clever strategy to discredit adversarial press

When Donald Trump left out the news organisation that usually take on an adversarial role, he set a dangerous precedent.

Udta Punjab, Nihalani, Nehru and the case for less censorship in a democracy
Entertainment

Udta Punjab, Nihalani, Nehru and the case for less censorship in a democracy

What has escaped attention during the boiling outrage over Udta Punjab is the bizarre state of film censorship in India.

JNU sedition debate: Treason and untempered free speech are men with no country
India

JNU sedition debate: Treason and untempered free speech are men with no country

There is a deliberate attempt to keep India on the boil and Narendra Modi on the defensive; the JNU nonsense was intended to overshadow Make In India.

Facebook 'like' deserves free speech protection: US Court
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Facebook 'like' deserves free speech protection: US Court

Facebook users who employ the website's "like" feature to show support for a political candidate engage in legally protected speech, a U.S. appeals court said...