freedom of speech


The EU's new "meme ban" could change the internet forever

The fear of being sued may push platforms to “over-block” and throttle content that even vaguely resembles copyrighted material.


Should People Have Called the Cops Over Cesar Sayoc's MAGA Van?

Last week's arrest of the 56-year-old Republican for allegedly mailing pipe bombs to Trump critics makes you wonder.


Fuck Nazi Metal Sympathy

On North Jersey's Nazi metal problem, and those fighting for a better scene (plus new tunes from Holy Grove, Glacial Tomb, Pijn, and more).


Vietnam's government just jailed an activist for 20 years based on his Facebook posts

“Criminalizing peaceful activism and the use of Facebook is a violation of human rights and civil liberties."


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.


Businesses can discriminate against almost anyone, DOJ says

President Trump’s Justice Department appeared at the Supreme Court on Tuesday to argue that religious business owners are free to discriminate against people — as long as it doesn’t involve race.


President Trump Called Out Marshawn Lynch for Sitting During the National Anthem in Mexico

Your guide to the NFL protests, what’s working what’s not and what you can do about it.


After Mike Pence's Walkout, Here’s How to Support NFL Players

The NFL player protests against police brutality continue create controversy on and off the field by the president, vice president, and more.


It's Time for Ghetts to be Heralded as One of the Greats

Grime's newest, younger fans may not immediately turn to his work—but they should.