Free Speech

Support Free Speech? You Should Be Rooting for Elon!

Those who support a culture of reason should be rooting for Elon Musk’s Twitter to succeed.

Inconvenient Truths and Convenient Lies

Facebook’s vice president has admitted fact-checkers are not necessarily objective, and the company even acknowledged recently in a lawsuit that fact-check tags are “opinion,” not factual assertions.

Judge Orders Fauci to Cough It Up

At issue is whether and to what extent the government itself has had a hand in encouraging tech companies to squelch speech. If so, this is unconstitutional.

The Two Sides of the Censorship Coin

Forcing companies to allow content is the flip side of prohibiting them from expressing certain ideas. These are the two side of the censorship coin.

Texas’ War on Free Speech

Social media companies are not a threat to free speech. Governments that do not respect property rights are.

Elon Musk’s Big Move on Twitter

Elon Musk’s exciting and dramatic move represents a bold attempt to overthrow the regime of control, propaganda, and enforced opinion as manufactured by the administrative state.

Louder with Crowder Calls Out “Censorship”

YouTube abruptly deleted some of Louder with Crowder videos, blocked him from uploading new videos for a week and permanently demonetized his channel. “It means I can make $0 on YouTube,” he explains.

What Is Section 230 and Why Do Trump and His Allies Want to Repeal It?

Section 230 simply says that only internet users are responsible for what they write, not the private companies whose websites host the commenters. Secondly, it affirms what the First Amendment already implies—that private companies don’t have to host speech that violates their values.

The Greatest Threat to Free Speech is Not Big-Tech Blocking, But Government Censorship

Real censorship is when the state uses its legal power to use force to determine the content of speech we should engage in (either by banning non-rights violating speech or forcing one to say things one would not do so voluntarily). If the state can arbitrarily determine what Twitter must post, it goes from being the protector of freedom of speech to its censor.

Forbes and Cancel Culture vs. Capitalism

Abandoning objectivity—factual reporting—and spreading misinformation, no matter how popular, is not in media companies’ self-interest in the long term.

Twitter is Private Property President Trump

Letting President Trump use the police power of the government to fight the Left is self-contradictory. “If the owners of a media platform do not get to decide who can appear on it, then who gets to make that decision?” Government force will not achieve freedom. It will only achieve tyranny.