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By William Brangham, Dorothy Hastings
Three days after being repeatedly stabbed onstage as he was preparing to give a lecture, author Salman Rushdie is recovering while the man accused of attacking him has been charged with attempted murder. Ayad Akhtar, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and…
By Jeffrey Brown, Alison Thoet
The Department of Homeland Security paused the work of its new disinformation governance board Wednesday. The move responds to weeks of criticism from Republicans and questions about whether the board would impinge on Americans' free speech rights.
A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled that Boston violated the free speech rights of a conservative activist when it refused his request to fly a Christian flag on a flagpole outside City Hall.
By Associated Press
A Turkish court last week sentenced activist and businessman Osman Kavala to life in prison for attempting to overthrow the government during 2013 protests. Kavala's sentencing is just another example of President Erdogan's crackdown on free speech. Ece Temelkuran, a…
By Geoff Bennett, Juliet Fuisz, Andrew Corkery, Emine Yücel
By Kenichi Serino, Justin Stabley, Hannah Grabenstein
After weeks of speculation, Elon Musk will buy social media platform Twitter for $44 billion, PBS NewsHour spoke to three experts in the fields of social media, communications and democracy about the purchase.
By Barbara Ortutay, Amanda Seitz, Associated Press
Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has successfully arranged to buy Twitter for about $44 billion, intending to turn it into a haven for free speech. But the social platform has been down this road before, and it didn't end well last…
A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled against an elected public college official in Texas who complained his colleagues' censure of his actions violated his free speech rights.
By Sheikh Saaliq, Krutika Pathi, Associated Press
At the heart of the standoff is a sweeping internet law that puts digital platforms like Twitter and Facebook under direct government oversight.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
A wary Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed whether public schools can discipline students for things they say off campus, worrying about overly restricting speech on the one hand and leaving educators powerless to deal with bullying on the other.
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