The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has warned that the Trudeau government's Online Harms bill would 'empower judges to preemptively punish Canadians for speech crimes somebody 'fears' they may commit.'
The growth of huge social media platforms disrupted the government’s usual speech-control techniques, and it scrambled to find new ways to control what we learned as legacy media was shrinking in reach and respect.
The forthcoming Supreme Court decision may decide the status of free speech in America. Though the First Amendment prohibits restrictions on free speech by federal agencies, the legality of federal influence over social media companies is not clearly defined.
Amazon employees strategized for a meeting with the White House on March 9, 2021, openly asking whether the administration wanted the retailer to remove books from its catalog, according to emails obtained by the House Judiciary Committee.
According to Musk, the ability of the Irish politicians to define hate speech based on personal interpretations poses a real danger to free speech, which he sees as fundamental to any democratic society.
Prominent intellectuals, journalists, authors, and whistleblowers signed the anti-censorship ‘Westminster Declaration’ in support of free speech last month, warning that ‘regimes that eroded free speech have always inevitably weakened and damaged other core democratic structures.’