Protecting free speech is essential to the health of any functioning democracy.
By Timothy Karr freepress.net October 14, 2015
Net Neutrality The FCC and Media Policy
This piece originally appeared inOtherWords.
Earlier this year, the Newseum Institute asked 1,000 Americans to name their rights under the First Amendment. A clear majority listed freedom of speech first — before freedom of religion, assembly and other core civil liberties.
And that makes sense. Protecting free speech is essential to the health of any functioning democracy.
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Free speech matters to the hundreds of millions of Internet users who exercise this right every time they connect with others online. But if you ask some of the lawyers working for the companies…
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