Tag: censorhip

Social Media Censorship of Speech May Head to Supreme Court

Commentary A New Orleans federal appellate court for the Fifth Circuit has┬áreversed and remanded a lower court decision that held that a Texas law, House Bill 20, (HB20) was unconstitutional. The law bans social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter from censoring speech based on the user’s viewpoint, the viewpoint of another user, or the…


Beijing Pushes Heavy-Handed Speech Censorship Ahead of Winter Olympic Games

Chinese authorities are intensifying restrictions on social media posts by dissidents and human rights defenders days ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics that begin Feb. 4. Insiders say the authorities have warned of grave consequences if people post sensitive remarks during the event. Rights activist Li Renke, a resident of southwestern China’s Guizhou Province,…