“I firmly believe that limiting the range of voices in society erodes our democracy.”
“I think what you said was just straight propaganda!”
When the government keeps picking winners and losers… literally
“Ripe for politicization”? That’s ripe.
Spoiler alert: Most of you probably are
Despite the inevitable court challenges
Laying the case bare
“Every other Tuesday morning, several dozen Facebook employees gather over breakfast to come up with the rules…”
“Free speech is one thing. Hate speech is entirely different.”
Long, slow decline to being replaced. Free markets are awesome.
“…designed to chill the president’s free speech rights on matters of public concern.”
“Many complainants cogently reported concern about the university implicitly sanctioning racial bias against Caucasians.”
“Land a boat on that pipeline easement, and you could be charged with a felony.”
Perhaps satisfying, but still wrong
“…the sort of free speech absolutism that says absolutely anything goes”
No violations of terms of service
‘Fixing’ the problem to make it worse.
Free speech includes views you disagree with.
Question the timing.
“the fact that it was removed does not mean that the ‘social media mob’ has won.”
Not a total victory, but a clear signal of one.
“certain kinds of speech can not only offend but can cause mental and physical harm”
“Our defense of speech may have a greater or lesser harmful impact on the equality and justice work to which we are also committed…”
“The College Republicans cannot be required to pay a fee that would not be imposed on other organizations…”
“a paradigmatic example of the chilling of free expression prohibited by the First Amendment.”
Freedom of the press/speech vs. privacy.
How to build a bubble.
” the First Amendment was written to protect bigots and trolls”
“The most important indication of bias is your own feelings”
“they did not need to be on campus to exercise the right of free speech”
“a security fee charged for an appearance by conservative commentator Ben Shapiro…was well above a fee at the same venue for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor”
“Therefore, the university does not have justification to support taking any disciplinary action.”
And if so… why?
A plurality believes the situation is getting worse nationally.
“Is that American?”
“They can protest, but they can’t stop them.”
Free speech? What’s all that about?
“The books might just be a shiny object. My guess is there’s something bigger.”
“Smashes expectations,” but …
“This is not the Obama administration…”