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#Free Speech

# free-speech - This year 2022

Musk announces 'content moderation council' for Twitter
# Elon Musk
# Elon Musk

Musk announces 'content moderation council' for Twitter

Oct 28th 2022, 9:31 PM 23,355 Views 20 Comments

The announcement came as the website’s users wasted no time testing the limits of free speech on the platform.

New laws on hate speech includes provision to protect freedom of expression, says minister
# Hate Speech
# Hate Speech

New laws on hate speech includes provision to protect freedom of expression, says minister

Oct 27th 2022, 5:32 PM 15,246 Views 121 Comments

Government has been called on to ensure new laws comply with principles of proportionality and necessity.

# free-speech - All time

Garda injured and six arrested during rally against hate speech law
# Kildare Street
# Kildare Street

Garda injured and six arrested during rally against hate speech law

Feb 2nd 2020, 8:28 AM 42,095 Views 67 Comments

Demonstrators from rival sides were forced apart by gardaí as the rally took place outside Leinster House.

Stormy Daniels' defamation case against Donald Trump dismissed by US judge
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

Stormy Daniels' defamation case against Donald Trump dismissed by US judge

Oct 16th 2018, 7:37 AM 33,630 Views 42 Comments

The claim is separate from another lawsuit that Daniels filed against Trump, which is continuing.

Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum
# Quick Quick Quick
# Quick Quick Quick

Today is your final chance to register to vote in the presidential election and blasphemy referendum

Oct 9th 2018, 10:20 AM 19,455 Views 88 Comments

Get your skates on.

Ireland has slipped down in press freedom rankings because of concentrated ownership and defamation costs
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

Ireland has slipped down in press freedom rankings because of concentrated ownership and defamation costs

Apr 25th 2018, 8:32 AM 10,825 Views 53 Comments

Ireland was ninth in 2016, but is down to 16th.

European court rejects man's claim he should be able to use Nazi picture in his blog
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

European court rejects man's claim he should be able to use Nazi picture in his blog

Apr 6th 2018, 6:00 AM 10,384 Views 40 Comments

The man argued that his conviction for the use of an image of Heinrich Himmler interfered with his right to freedom of expression.

US college professor cancels cultural freedoms class after use of racial slur causes anger
# Princeton
# Princeton

US college professor cancels cultural freedoms class after use of racial slur causes anger

Feb 14th 2018, 8:29 AM 18,128 Views 72 Comments

Colleagues say Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rosen has often used the slur during lectures on free speech.

Google cancels meeting to discuss gender and diversity due to 'safety concerns'
# Silicon Valley
# Silicon Valley

Google cancels meeting to discuss gender and diversity due to 'safety concerns'

Aug 11th 2017, 8:15 AM 15,398 Views 116 Comments

Questions being posed internally by employees, along with some of their names, began appearing on outside websites.

Fear of protester violence stopped US hard-right pundit Ann Coulter speaking at Berkeley
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

Fear of protester violence stopped US hard-right pundit Ann Coulter speaking at Berkeley

Apr 27th 2017, 7:38 AM 14,497 Views 145 Comments

Ann Coulter described it as a “dark day for free speech”.

'Harmful and offensive': Complaint against Katie Hopkins' Today FM appearance rejected
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

'Harmful and offensive': Complaint against Katie Hopkins' Today FM appearance rejected

Apr 26th 2017, 2:10 PM 30,239 Views 87 Comments

Hopkins had been discussing hate speech on The Last Word.

US abandons lawsuit to unmask owner of anti-Trump Twitter account
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

US abandons lawsuit to unmask owner of anti-Trump Twitter account

Apr 7th 2017, 10:14 PM 13,917 Views 18 Comments

The American Civil Liberties Union said this was a “big victory for free speech and right to dissent”.

'I wish I had a pound for every time I offended someone. Wait, I do': Gervais defends 'dead babies' joke
# Humanity
# Humanity

'I wish I had a pound for every time I offended someone. Wait, I do': Gervais defends 'dead babies' joke

Mar 31st 2017, 7:43 AM 30,480 Views 98 Comments

The comedian came under fire after a recently bereaved couple walked out of his show.

Reasons behind Ronnie O'Sullivan's 'robot' interview revealed
# Perturbed
From The42
# Perturbed

Reasons behind Ronnie O'Sullivan's 'robot' interview revealed

Feb 8th 2017, 1:32 PM 14,972 Views 11 Comments

The snooker legend has suggested he will no longer give frank or in-depth interviews to the media.

Most Irish people don't want free speech restrictions - even if it offends some
# Alt Right
# Alt Right

Most Irish people don't want free speech restrictions - even if it offends some

Jan 10th 2017, 9:50 AM 32,287 Views 250 Comments

People are worried about the rise of extreme right-wing views – but 65% of Irish people don’t want restrictions on free speech.

School that sent student home for top that read 'Nobody Knows I'm a Lesbian' changes policy
# California
# California

School that sent student home for top that read 'Nobody Knows I'm a Lesbian' changes policy

Feb 17th 2016, 10:57 PM 26,183 Views 47 Comments

The court heard that a teacher had her called to the office when she showed up in the shirt.

Fury escapes punishment for comments on women, homosexuality and abortion
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Fury escapes punishment for comments on women, homosexuality and abortion

Jan 28th 2016, 10:39 AM 3,119 Views 8 Comments

The world heavyweight champion has not broken the law, so boxing authorities feel they cannot interfere.

Senators want to criminalise offending people online – and they're dangerously misguided
# Opinion
# Opinion

Senators want to criminalise offending people online – and they're dangerously misguided

Jul 11th 2015, 8:00 AM 96 Views 97 Comments

Without the freedom to offend, freedom of expression does not exist.

What did Denis O'Brien achieve by trying to stop THAT speech going public?
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

What did Denis O'Brien achieve by trying to stop THAT speech going public?

Jun 2nd 2015, 9:30 PM 22,170 Views 82 Comments

The Streisand effect in full swing.

India refuses to lift ban on BBC gangrape documentary
# India's Daughter
# India's Daughter

India refuses to lift ban on BBC gangrape documentary

Mar 12th 2015, 4:40 PM 14,820 Views 16 Comments

The Delhi High Court will hear the case on 18 March.

Frankie Boyle: "Taking offence is often simply an attempt to deny reality"
# No Offence But
# No Offence But

Frankie Boyle: "Taking offence is often simply an attempt to deny reality"

Feb 18th 2015, 1:09 PM 25,710 Views 73 Comments

The comedian takes aim at the press.

Is there a ban on Irish broadcasters showing this cover? In short, no
# Laying Down The Law
# Laying Down The Law

Is there a ban on Irish broadcasters showing this cover? In short, no

Jan 27th 2015, 12:43 PM 12,322 Views 78 Comments

The BAI has revised its programming code.

As France rounds up 'defenders of terrorism', Amnesty worries about free speech
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

As France rounds up 'defenders of terrorism', Amnesty worries about free speech

Jan 19th 2015, 12:16 PM 7,698 Views 97 Comments

The human rights group has outlined a number of troubling cases.

Paris attacks: Kouachi brothers given secret burial in unmarked graves
# Divisive
# Divisive

Paris attacks: Kouachi brothers given secret burial in unmarked graves

Jan 18th 2015, 9:51 AM 17,590 Views 85 Comments

Over half think the depictions should be published but 42% disagree.

French comedian Dieudonné to stand trial over Facebook comments about Paris attacks
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

French comedian Dieudonné to stand trial over Facebook comments about Paris attacks

Jan 14th 2015, 7:53 PM 105,483 Views 122 Comments

Dieudonné seem to say he felt like one of the Paris gunmen

Rapper jailed for posting lyrics on Facebook threatening to kill ex-wife
# Soaked In Blood
# Soaked In Blood

Rapper jailed for posting lyrics on Facebook threatening to kill ex-wife

Nov 30th 2014, 2:00 PM 14,189 Views 93 Comments

Anthony Elonis (AKA Tone Dougie) says the threats weren’t real.

'Deliberate censorship': China has blocked the BBC website
# Censorship
# Censorship

'Deliberate censorship': China has blocked the BBC website

Oct 15th 2014, 2:02 PM 7,020 Views 54 Comments

The BBC is complaining to Chinese authorities about the blocking.

Twitter sues the US government over right to disclose surveillance orders
# Fightback
# Fightback

Twitter sues the US government over right to disclose surveillance orders

Oct 8th 2014, 11:17 AM 3,588 Views 4 Comments

The lawsuit concerns the restrictions placed on Twitter over its ability to disclose the exact number of requests made by the FBI and US Justice Department.

5 ways John Bruton has probably annoyed the government over the last few years
# Thorn In The Side
# Thorn In The Side

5 ways John Bruton has probably annoyed the government over the last few years

Aug 12th 2014, 7:35 PM 16,534 Views 83 Comments

While Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen largely maintain their silence, the former Fine Gael leader and taoiseach has been outspoken in recent years.

Anger over Australian campervan firm's 'little slut' slogan
# Not Ok
# Not Ok

Anger over Australian campervan firm's 'little slut' slogan

Jul 14th 2014, 3:30 PM 47,060 Views 38 Comments

The company has said it doesn’t try to be controversial and pokes fun at everything.

Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI
# Pantigate
# Pantigate

Complaints about RTÉ's Panti apology have been rejected by the BAI

May 7th 2014, 4:04 PM 13,010 Views 27 Comments

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that making an apology was an editorial decision and not one for them to decide upon.

Boston mayor is negotiating but will only march if St Patrick's parade is "inclusive"
# Right To March
# Right To March

Boston mayor is negotiating but will only march if St Patrick's parade is "inclusive"

Mar 9th 2014, 12:49 PM 10,908 Views 89 Comments

Martin Walsh says that he has met with the parade organisers and emphasised to them that Irish people have been oppressed throughout history.

Guess where Ireland ranks in the world in terms of press freedom...
# Free Speech
# Free Speech

Guess where Ireland ranks in the world in terms of press freedom...

Feb 18th 2014, 8:35 PM 46,295 Views 144 Comments

Hint: We’re doing better than countries like China and North Korea.

Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O'Neill
# Panti Bliss
# Panti Bliss

Open Letter to RTE: Explain why you censored gay rights advocate Rory O'Neill

Jan 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 1,328 Views 513 Comments

The term ‘homophobia’ refers to an irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against gay people… So why it is not permissible to state that a group that actively campaigns against same-sex marriage is homophobic?

Poll: Should Facebook allow graphically violent videos?
# Beheadings
# Beheadings

Poll: Should Facebook allow graphically violent videos?

Oct 23rd 2013, 10:05 AM 10,011 Views 103 Comments

Facebook says users can post videos showing beheadings as long as they condemn the acts. Do you think this is the right decision?

Pa Kelly: 'Once the player touches the ball, the goalie should be allowed attack'
# Free Speech
From The42
# Free Speech

Pa Kelly: 'Once the player touches the ball, the goalie should be allowed attack'

Sep 24th 2013, 12:11 PM 3,700 Views 26 Comments

Clare keeper says the rules need to be changed to avoid a repeat of All-Ireland final controversy.

Pussy Riot members flee from Russia
# Pussy Riot
# Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot members flee from Russia

Aug 26th 2012, 4:04 PM 9,747 Views 12 Comments

Two bandmates of the three women convicted by a Moscow court of hooliganism charges over anti-Putin protest at a church have fled the country, according to the group.

Belarus releases two men on bail over teddy bear stunt
# Fur Flying
# Fur Flying

Belarus releases two men on bail over teddy bear stunt

Aug 18th 2012, 3:40 PM 5,135 Views 1 Comment

Stunt involved Swedish activists flying illegally into Belarus to drop soft toys carrying protest messages.

Twitter restores journalist's account after backlash
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter restores journalist's account after backlash

Jul 31st 2012, 9:30 PM 7,899 Views 7 Comments

Guy Adams’ account was “unsuspended” this evening after the site shut it down following his criticism of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics.

Facebook posts leave US marine facing dismissal
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook posts leave US marine facing dismissal

Apr 6th 2012, 3:37 PM 7,589 Views 25 Comments

Gary Stein criticised Barack Obama and pasted the president’s face onto unflattering posters.

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