A US gun rights advocate has won the right to publish instructions on the web for 3D printing firearms. In an era where anyone can access a 3D printer, is this the end of gun control?
Free speech may protect offensive speech, but we degrade this central right when we see it as simply the right to offend, regardless of the impact on others.
Jordan Peterson's lawsuit against Laurier is hardly the action of a free speech advocate. Here's how he resembles Cleon of ancient Greece.
Though free speech on campus is often a divisive issue, solutions are not hard to find, a First Amendment scholar argues.
A Twitter account used for official purposes is a public forum protected by the First Amendment, a federal judge has ruled.
Most people know that the First Amendment protects free speech. But two upcoming Supreme Court cases reveal how it also gives people in the US the right not to speak.
In new guidance, students and universities could be banned from censoring controversial speakers on campuses following the first ministerial intervention on free speech in 30 years.
Despite calls for their ouster, public university professors who utter offensive things enjoy free speech protection. But a scholar argues for another way to respond to what those professors say.
New forms of artistic expression are driving debates in East Africa that challenge sensitive subjects. But the backlash has been vicious.
Safe spaces are fundamentally at odds with the rigorous intellectual exchange central to the idea of a university.
Human rights abuses might be embedded in the business model that has evolved for social media companies in their second decade.
Most Canadians are more than happy to support free speech, believing it to be the foundation of democracy. But for speech to be free it must be aligned to freedom itself.
When students walked out of school to protest what they see as lax gun laws, some risked punishment from their schools. But it may be worth it to send a message, a First Amendment scholar argues.
The First Amendment protects everything from porn to hateful signs outside military funerals. That includes fundraising pitches of all kinds.
What does it mean for free speech if a comedian is successfully sued by her ex-husband over the material in her act?
Emmanuel Macron is the latest to talk about reining in fake news. It can't be done.
Citizens should be free to criticize government authorities on social media platforms, and muzzling such criticism may well be unconstitutional.
Right-wing ideologues use free speech as an alibi for their transphobic and Islamophobic rhetoric.
Many are calling for government to step in to stop bots and the spread of fake news on sites like Facebook and Twitter. A media expert explains why this is a slippery slope.
A controversial panel on Indiana University's campus depicts Ku Klux Klan members, but Benton had a reason for including them. Is avoidance really the best way to deal with dark episodes of the past?