A Speechable Moment

The internet has changed the way we view everything and, sadly, that includes the First Amendment. In The Verge, Adi Robertson reflects on the challenges to freedom of speech and how some horrible political solutions will make things even worse. How America turned against the First Amendment. (Someone could probably write a great book on this topic—and then it would get banned.) “The shortcomings and tradeoffs of the laws governing that speech have never been so evident, and their troublesome edge cases never so numerous. And instead of trying to reckon with a new world, the people who make and enforce those laws have abdicated their principles and responsibilities in favor of wielding raw power — and, often, abdicating a lot of their common sense as well.” That combination is all the rage these days.

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