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National Security
Snowden

Snowden Responds to DOJ Lawsuit, Argues Government Selectively Enforces Prepublication Review Rules

“There is a strong likelihood that the government would have subjected Mr. Snowden specifically to such discriminatory treatment,” Snowden’s lawyers wrote. “A whistleblower the government considers to be a traitor would have been seeking permission from the very agencies on which he blew the whistle to speak about his views on surveillance."

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Twitter

As Whistleblower’s Identity Spreads, Social Media Companies Are Asked to Intervene

Should social media companies remove posts with the whistleblower's name to protect the person from harm? Facebook and Twitter have different answers.

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Gene Policinski

Gene Policinski Commentary: New Assange Charges Raise Two First Amendment Alarms

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on June 13, 2019, on the Newseum blog, […]

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Julian Assange

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Indicted For Violating Espionage Act

Federal prosecutors brought a new 17-count indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange is accused of violating the Espionage Act by helping former U.S. Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning hack into a government database, and disclosing the stolen information on WikiLeaks. The new charges significantly expands on Assange's earlier charge of "conspiracy to commit computer intrusion." The scope of the charges against Assange raise concerns among legal scholars about First Amendment protections for publishers of classified information.

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Julian Assange

Gene Policinski Commentary: Journalists May Be Stuck With Assange’s First Amendment Defense

Certain charges in Assange's case might threaten legal protections afforded to those who report confidential information obtained by others.

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