Tag Archives: free press

First Amendment Quiz

First Amendment quiz: Jonathan Peters writes about common misunderstandings about the First Amendment and media law.

Importantly, there are very few constitutional protections for news-gathering, and virtually none that apply just to journalists, says a source.

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European Free Speech and Press Advocates Worried

European advocates for free speech and press are worried, writes Mathew Ingram.

“France, Germany and the United Kingdom are all either discussing or are already in the process of implementing requirements for social networks to take measures to remove or block online hate speech, harassment and so-called ‘fake news'” considered threats to social order.

America’s First Amendment protects even hateful speech.