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Encore of Revival: America, January 6, 2020

Encore of Revival: America, January 6, 2020

Encore of Revival: America, January 6, 2020 Happy New Year! Free speech is threatened most when it is laid down freely. It is threatened more when public companies are allowed to threaten it. Prior to Hong Kong protests, the term “self-censorship” was tossed around like a fourth-grade sponge ball on a PhysEd parachute. Today, if Facebook doesn’t want someone’s name mentioned—even though the people not allowed to mention the name aren’t involved—then Facebook users won’t mention the name for fear…

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How free is our freedom of the press? | Trevor Timm

How free is our freedom of the press? | Trevor Timm

So this is James Risen. You may know him as the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. Long before anybody knew Edward Snowden’s name, Risen wrote a book in which he famously exposed that the NSA was illegally wiretapping the phone calls of Americans. But it’s another chapter in that book that may have an even more lasting impact. In it, he describes a catastrophic US intelligence operation in which the CIA quite literally handed over blueprints of…

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