President Joe Biden
International Transgender Day of Visibility rally and protest in Tucson

Biden’s Title IX Law Expanding Protections for LGBTQ+ Students Is Dealt Another Setback

U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves said the new rule also has “serious First Amendment implications" and temporarily blocked it in six additional states.

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Jennifer Klein, Director of the White House Gender Policy Council, answers questions during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington

White House Pushes Tech Industry To Shut Down Market for Abusive AI Deepfakes

New generative AI tools have made it easy to transform someone’s likeness into a sexually explicit AI deepfake and share those realistic images across chatrooms or social media.

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TikTok Sues US to Block Law That Could Ban the Social Media Platform

The platform and its Chinese parent company argue that the law vaguely paints it as a threat to national security to get around the First Amendment.

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U.S. President Joe Biden discusses ongoing student protests at U.S universities during brief remarks at the White House in Washington

Biden Says ‘Order Must Prevail’ During Campus Protests Over the War in Gaza

President Joe Biden defended the right to protest but insisted that “order must prevail” as college campuses across the country face unrest over the war in Gaza.

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London High Court hands down Julian Assange appeal ruling

Biden Says He Will Consider Request To Drop Prosecution of WikiLeaks Founder

Julian Assange’s supporters say he is a journalist protected by the First Amendment who exposed U.S. military wrongdoing that was in the public interest.

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APEC Summit in San Francisco

SF Protesters Who Blocked Bridge to Demand Cease-Fire Will Avoid Criminal Proceedings

Eighty people were arrested, and 29 vehicles were towed. Protesters demanded that Biden call for an immediate cease-fire in the war between Israel and Hamas.

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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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U.S. President Joe Biden visits Charleston

Biden Tries to Balance Protests, Free Speech Rights as Demonstrators Disrupt Events

The protests lay bare the tensions Biden is facing between the fallout from his handling of the Israel-Hamas war and the First Amendment rights of his critics to speak out.

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