first amendment


Founder of Voat, the ‘Censorship-Free’ Reddit, Begs Users to Stop Making Death Threats

Voat founder Justin Chastain said that a “US agency” had contacted the platform, allegedly over threats on the website.
Sarah Emerson

It's Thursday, January 10, and a New Taco Bell Billboard Inexplicably Dispenses Cheese

Plus, what Justin Trudeau won't do for a beer.
Hannah Keyser

Oregon Unconstitutionally Fined a Man $500 for Saying ‘I am an Engineer,’ Federal Judge Rules

Mats Järlström has won his First Amendment case against the state of Oregon: "This restriction clearly controls and suppresses protected speech."
Jason Koebler

FCC Falsely Claims Community Broadband an 'Ominous Threat to The First Amendment'

In reality, the real threat posed by community broadband is to big telecom’s monopoly revenues.
Karl Bode
big telecom

Charter Cable Doesn't Want You to See This Political Campaign Ad

Cable companies censoring political messaging sets a dangerous precedent.
Kaleigh Rogers
Content Wars

Facebook Is Using Bad Free Speech Arguments to Defend InfoWars

In a series of tweets, Facebook told reporters that conspiracy theories are a matter of free speech.
Sarah Emerson

Does Unleashing a Neo-Nazi 'Troll Army' Count as Free Speech?

Andrew Anglin's lawyers are arguing the notorious white supremacist didn't break the law when he ordered his followers to harass a Jewish realtor.
Allie Conti
The VICE Guide to Right Now

These Schools Plan to Punish Students for the Gun Control Walkout

School districts in Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, and New Jersey threatened students with unexcused absences, detention, and disciplinary action should they participate.
Lauren Messman
free speech online

Federal Judge Tells Trump to Just Mute People on Twitter

A Manhattan federal judge is encouraging a settlement to a First Amendment lawsuit over President Trump's Twitter behavior.
Sarah Emerson
Rise Up

Hate Speech Cannot Be Normalized While Americans Grapple With the Limits of Free Speech

The First Amendment and Nazis next door in Trump's America.
Helaina Hovitz
The VICE Guide to Right Now

There's a Westboro Baptist Church Movie in the Works

'Hate (A Love Story)' follows the case of Al Snyder, a gay man who took on the hate group after it picketed at his Marine son's funeral.
Lauren Messman

Anti-Immigrant Vigilantes Are Rebranding as Free-Speech Defenders

Groups with a legacy of armed border patrols and anti-government militancy are finding new life under Donald Trump.
Meredith Hoffman