While the bill’s sponsors contend that it aims to stop sex trafficking, the bill does not help sex trafficking victims confront their abusers but does significantly curtail online speech.
On Thursday, NCAC joined with more than 30 press freedom, civil liberties and open government groups, led by Free Press, in submitting a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai. The letter urges Pai to cancel a vote scheduled for December 14, 2017 that will likely reverse net neutrality protections instated in 2015. […]
The bill risks eviscerating online free speech protections for websites that host large amounts of user-generated content.
On July 12th, NCAC is taking part in the Battle for the Net, which is shaping up to the largest mobilization of internet users ever.
NCAC is one of 28 signatories on a letter sent by the Center for Democracy & Technology to the DHS urging the rejection of a proposal to ask foreign travelers about their social media presence.
NPR has announced it will remove the comments section from its website. But what are the implications for freedom of speech?
Buzzfeed today reported Twitter’s ex-CEO oversaw moderation of President Obama’s and Caitlyn Jenner’s Q & As, prompting questions of selective political bias of the site.
After the death of Philando Castile, Facebook delineated it’s policy on posts containing violence. It should do the same for all content deemed controversial.
A court has ruled against Internet providers looking to change the legal classification of internet service, which would have allowed bigger domain names to purchase faster connection speeds.
In the wake of the Orlando shooting, Reddit came under fire for censoring its user’s content. How fair is this accusation?
A proposed change to the “notice and takedown” internet copyright procedure potentially threatens freedom of expression online.
Reports out this week claiming that the social media giant selectively removes conservative news items from #trending topics has drawn accusations of censorship, most distressingly from a member of Congress charged with oversight of issues relating to technology, communications and the Internet.
Calls to ban social media platforms to combat campus discrimination threaten students’ free speech rights.
Was Reddit’s decision to ban 5 discussion groups a business decision, or a move away from its free speech principles?
A California mayor is responding to a vocal critic by attempting to use a questionable copyright claim as a censorship tool.
Students at a Pennsylvania high school are told by local police that what they tweet could be a crime.
Two more examples of the social media giant’s rather peculiar standards about female nudity.
No, senator, you cannot remove a book from the internet.
One of the most prevalent types of censorship today is solely web-based. The Chinese government’s online blockade called the “Great Firewall” is one of the most famous examples. Usually acting out of what it considers defensive purposes, the “Great Firewall” operators have recently taken on a more offensive role that affects both China and the rest […]
Congressional efforts to punish online sex trafficking are overbroad, counterproductive and will chill free speech.