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City Paying Ex-Police Officer to Settle Free Speech Lawsuit Over Social Media Posts

The officer filed the lawsuit after he was suspended four days for what that the city said constituted threats to Black Lives Matters activists and others.

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Musk’s X Against Nonprofit Researchers Tracking Hate Speech

U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer dismissed the suit, writing in his order that it was “unabashedly and vociferously about one thing” — punishing the nonprofit for its speech.

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Florida’s DeSantis Signs One of the Country’s Most Restrictive Social Media Bans for Minors

The bill will ban social media accounts for children under 14 and require parental permission for 15- and 16-year-olds -- if it withstands expected legal challenges.

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Supreme Court Seems Favorable to Biden Admin in Landmark Social Media Case

Justices seemed broadly skeptical of accusations that Biden administration officials leaned on social media platforms to unconstitutionally squelch conservative viewpoints.

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Supreme Court Rules Public Officials Can Be Sued for Blocking Critics on Social Media

The cases forced the court to deal with the competing free speech rights of public officials and their constituents, all in a rapidly evolving virtual world.

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House Passes Bill That Would Lead to a TikTok Ban If Chinese Owner Doesn’t Sell

Lawmakers are balancing national security concerns -- the platform is owned by the Chinese conglomerate ByteDance -- against a desire not to limit free speech online.

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Bill That Could Make TikTok Unavailable in the US Advances Quickly in the House

The ACLU and other free speech advocacy groups urged lawmakers to reject the TikTok bill, arguing that passing the legislation would infringe on free speech rights.

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Musk’s X Asks Judge To Penalize Researchers Tracking Rise of Hate Speech on Platform

The social media platform sued the non-profit Center for Countering Digital Hate for documenting the increase in hate speech on the site since it was purchased by Elon Musk.

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