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Trump’s Warped Definition of Free Speech

Adam Serwer New York Times
Trump is seeking to build social-media companies such as Twitter and Facebook into part of an authoritarian infrastructure that amplifies his power and silences the opposition.

Reporters Face New Threats From the Governments They Cover

James Risen The New York Times
The cases against Julian Assange and Glenn Greenwald may be models for a crackdown. The Trump administration and the right-wing Brazilian government of President Jair Bolsonaro seem to have decided to experiment with such draconian anti-press tactics

Media Bits and Bytes - Truth Busters

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The unstraight scoop from NPR, Chuck Todd, NYT; Trump's everyday outrages; Female anchors fight back; AI and the election; SCOTUS social media crackdown

Journalists Are Not the Enemy

The Boston Globe and 300 Newspapers Across the Country Boston Globe
A central pillar of President Trump’s politics is a sustained assault on the free press. Journalists are not classified as fellow Americans, but rather “the enemy of the people.” This relentless assault on the free press has dangerous consequences.

There Is a Coordinated Campaign to Suppress Criticism of Israel

Azadeh Shahshahani In These Times
A new law introduced in the U.S. Congress seeks to clamp down on criticism of Israel at the expense of First Amendment rights. The unconstitutional bill, titled the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2018, conflates criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism
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