Far from restoring confidence in these institutions, it's likely interventions will just inflame moral outrage
Imagine if Facebook's content was hosted on a blockchain — across many thousands of ordinary computers — and governed equally by each of them, rather than Mark Zuckerberg.
The issues dominating public debates about academic freedom are not where the greatest threats lie.
Can schools discipline students for remarks made online? The answer is not entirely clear.
Facebook's choice of profits over the people is difficult to reconcile with its commitment to free speech.
It's up to the courts to draw a line between free speech and illegal market manipulation. And the Supreme Court has never ruled on this specific question.
What to publish on incendiary issues is a complex matter, but journalists needn't believe that not publishing, when there is a good reason, violates and inviolable right.
In a bitterly contested election, the government is seeking to control the message by shutting down the internet.
Fascists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and white supremacists have historically been agile adopters of the internet — and they know how to use it to their advantage.
Millions of supporters of Donald Trump flocked to the far-right social media platform, where hate speech and calls for violence thrive. The US Capitol insurrection could be the platform's undoing.
The suggestion Trump has been censored is simply wrong. It misleads the public into believing all 'free speech' claims have equal merit. They do not.
Freedom of speech emerged as a concept after the invention of the printing press, and that's worth revisiting in the context of social media and Trump's presidency.
The first amendment could not have anticipated the rise of digital media which has profoundly changed the nature of public speech.
When a decision is made and people don't get the outcome they want, they often tend to see it as unfair. Here's why.
Enshrining the Model Code on Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom in legislation won't ensure disagreements on campus remain civil. Here are some practical guidelines on how to disagree well.
Academic freedom will be defined in law. It will keep universities busy with compliance, but the main outcome is more symbolic: the government can say it has stood up for free speech.
Millions of supporters of Donald Trump have flocked to the far-right social media platform Parler, where hate speech thrives.
Ontario's recent order-in-council adopting the IHRA's definition of antisemitism has been lauded by some. However, critics fear that it could be used to curtail criticism of the Israeli government.
A Facebook ban on QAnon may not be the best way to address the fast-growing far-right conspiracy movement.
Australian universities must take tougher actions to punish pro-China students who intimidate others. But the media must also be careful not to deem all China supporters as threats to democracy.