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EFF Urges Ninth Circuit to Reinstate X’s Legal Challenge to Unconstitutional California Content Moderation Law

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a federal appeals court to reinstate X’s lawsuit challenging a California law that forces social media companies to file reports to the state about their content moderation decisions, and with respect to five controversial issues in particular—an unconstitutional intrusion into platforms’ right to curate...

Fri Feb 23, 2024 23:18
EFF Opposes California Initiative That Would Cause Mass Censorship

In recent years, lots of proposed laws purport to reduce “harmful” content on the internet, especially for kids. Some have good intentions. But the fact is, we can’t censor our way to a healthier internet. When it comes to online (or offline) content, people simply don’t agree about what’s harmful. And people make mistakes, even in content moderation...

Fri Feb 23, 2024 19:38
As India Prepares for Elections, Government Silences Critics on X with Executive Order

It is troubling to see that the Indian government has issued new demands to X (formerly Twitter) to remove accounts and posts critical of the government and its recent actions. This is especially bears watching as India is preparing for general elections this spring, and concerns for the government’s manipulation of social media critical of it grows....

Fri Feb 23, 2024 13:59
Is the Justice Department Even Following Its Own Policy in Cybercrime Prosecution of a Journalist?

Following an FBI raid of his home last year, the freelance journalist Tim Burke has been arrested and indicted in connection with an investigation into leaks of unaired footage from Fox News. The raid raised questions about whether Burke was being investigated for First Amendment-protected journalistic activities, and EFF joined a letter calling on...

Fri Feb 23, 2024 03:51
NSA Spying Shirts Are Back Just In Time to Tell Congress to Reform Section 702

We’ve been challenging the National Security Agency's mass surveillance of ordinary people since we first became aware of it nearly twenty years ago. Since then, tens of thousands of supporters have joined the call to fight what became Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, a law which was supposed to enable overseas surveillance of specific targets,...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 20:53
Unregulated, Exploitative, and on the Rise: Vera Institute's Report on Electronic Monitoring

Incarceration rates in the United States have long been among the highest in the world, and in response to the systemic flaws and biases unveiled by the renewed scrutiny of the criminal legal system, many advocates have championed new policies aimed at reducing sentences and improving conditions in prisons. Some have touted the use of electronic monitoring...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 23:58

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