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.
The French satirical magazine republished the controversial caricatures of Prophet Muhammad. An expert says satire has often been a subject of condemnation.
Using the law - or changing it - to stop the spread of dangerous disinformation should be a last resort.
About half of environmental scientists working for government had been prohibited from communicating scientific information.
Banning the Chinese-owned social media platforms raises free speech concerns and could worsen the US-China trade war.
The campaign for 'free speech on campus' mimics US and UK tactics of using a manufactured crisis to further the goal of increasing conservative political influence in universities.
We are being told we must choose between free speech or bullying. These aren't the real options.
Yes, it is important to censure harmful and offensive speech. But there are ethical costs to widening the scope of our moral outrage to viewpoints that merely differ from our own.
The former national security adviser seems likely to be sued and could face criminal liability.
Competition in the marketplace for ideas is different to competition in the market for ordinary goods and services. Bad ideas don't necessarily get trashed.
The US president is punishing Twitter for using a factcheck to point out that one of his tweets is incorrect.
Trump’s recent executive order may limit section 230 of the Communications Decency Act - the 'bedrock of the internet'. What does that mean for Australia?
Twitter's efforts to label misinformation during the US primaries haven't met with success. So how do we sift useful coronavirus information from wrong or downright dangerous untruths?
Public criticism of the Chinese government's handling of coronavirus shows that the Chinese people can overcome both strict censorship and a gaping class divide when they get angry enough.
There's a long history of books being banned from public and school libraries.