Our society is now intolerant of those who are intolerant of others; they can be legally penalised. But is that in itself a failure of tolerance?
As the issue of an open and free internet again comes up for public debate, Congress could participate – and help regulators devise a workable set of policies.
From the football field to the library, this roundup of archival stories explores how the First Amendment applies to various aspects of our lives.
Musine Kokalari was imprisoned and tortured by the communist regime in Albania in 1946 for standing up for free speech.
Two websites, one taken offline, the other still active, raise hard questions about how prepared Americans are to deal with free speech about white supremacy, in both monuments and domain names.
After violence in Charlottesville, internet firms are erasing bigoted content. But should private companies serve as unaccountable regulators and be responsible for policing complex social issues?
Engaging with views we disagree with is a more effective way to serve the purposes of free speech.
Australia is the only democratic nation in the world without a national charter of rights or similar.
New laws pending in Wisconsin and North Carolina would require public universities to punish students who disrupt campus speakers. But these laws would do more to hinder free speech than protect it.
It's a new constitutional question for the internet age: Should the president be allowed to block someone on Twitter?
What legal rules must colleges and universities follow when it comes to speech on campus? And, beyond legal requirements, what is a school's obligation to protect – or limit – free speech?
Student protest has been in the political spotlight since Trump's election. Todd Gitlin, former president of Students for a Democratic Society, shares his perspective on protest in the 60s and now.
No-platforming is turning supposedly 'critically minded' events into adolescent cheerleading sessions.
Algorithms can't sort out the truth from the dross. People must become more social media savvy.
During the war, fear of being undermined by the enemy sparked restrictions on freedom of speech. As a result, thousands of Americans were prosecuted.
The government has not adequately explained what it is hoping to achieve by changing the wording of Section 18C.
Independent booksellers are increasingly seeing their role as, necessarily, an active, educative, political one.
How do we know what we think we know? Accuracy, care and rigorous method gets us somewhere there, especially on issues like racism.
Recent developments at the United Nations and the G-20 suggest that the well-known human rights to privacy and freedom of expression may soon be formally extended to online communications.
After witnessing a streamed suicide, users could sue for emotional harm. But it's tricky to prove – and even trickier to hold Facebook accountable.