Censorship

Sen Jeff Flake: From our very beginnings, our freedom has been predicated on truth

I rise today to talk about the truth, and its relationship to democracy.

Mr. President, stop attacking the press

[Commentary] President Ronald Reagan recognized that as leader of the free world, his words carried enormous weight, and he used them to inspire the unprecedented spread of democracy around the world. President Donald Trump does not seem to unders

FCC Chairman Pai Remarks on Restoring Internet Freedom

Much has been said and written over the course of the last week about the plan to restore Internet freedom. But much of the discussion has brought more heat than light.

Threat Tracker

[Commentary]  At the beginning of 2017, the US Press Freedom Tracker started cataloguing every violation of press freedom that took place on American soil, be it through violence, arrest, denial of access, or other threats.

Instagram submits to Russia censor's demands

Instagram has blocked posts in Russia relating to corruption claims made by the country's most prominent opposition leader. It follows a demand by the country's internet censor that the Facebook-owned service restrict access to posts on its platfo

The New York Times Asks Court to Unseal Documents on Surveillance of Carter Page

The New York Times is asking the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to unseal secret documents related to the wiretapping of Carter Page, the onetime Donald Trump campaign adviser at the center of a disputed memo written by Republican staffer

We Need To Shine A Light On Private Online Censorship

[Commentary] In the wake of ongoing concerns about online harassment and harmful content, continued terrorist threats, changing hate speech laws, and the ever-growing user bases of major social media platforms, tech companies are under more pressu

Can Trump change the nation’s libel laws? Common questions answered

[Commentary] Recently, President Donald Trump delivered an unexpected outburst about changing the nation’s libel laws. He said, "Our current libel laws are a sham and a disgrace, and do not represent American values or American fairness.

Freedom in the World 2018: Democracy in Crisis

Freedom House's report, "Freedom in the World 2018: Democracy in Crisis" key findings:

How Washington Helps Tehran Control the Internet

When thousands of Iranians streamed onto the country’s streets the week of Dec 25 to protest government corruption and the dilapidated economy, authorities in Tehran reverted to a well-known playbook.