free speech

Voat

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
4.26.19
tech

Twitter Is Sorry 'Kill All Jews' Was a Trending Topic

The hateful phrase was trending in New York after a synagogue was vandalized with graffiti ahead of an event featuring Broad City actress Ilana Glazer.
Sarah Emerson
11.2.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Facebook's Struggle to Moderate Two Billion People

The company has been criticized for allowing hate speech to proliferate, but it says it's doing everything it can to stop it.
VICE Staff
8.29.18
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
7.13.18
porn

'Rick and Morty' Incest Porn Is Tearing the Show's Fans Apart

RickMorty shippers are testing the boundaries of the First Amendment.
Beckett Mufson
4.26.18
Alt-Right

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
4.10.18
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
3.14.18
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
3.8.18
LGBTQ

Why the Gay Wedding Cake Supreme Court Case Is So Important

An expert explains the potentially far-reaching implications of the court's most prominent case this term.
Allie Conti
12.7.17
Militias

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
11.30.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Sheriff Went After These Texans for Their 'FUCK TRUMP' Sticker

The sheriff threatened to charge them with disorderly conduct, leading the ACLU to teach him a lesson in "Constitutional Law 101."
Drew Schwartz
11.16.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Reddit Is Cracking Down on Nazi and White Supremacist Groups

The move is part of a new policy banning "violent" content and is causing confusion for some users.
Louise Matsakis
10.26.17
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