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CNN Trying To Deplatform OAN and Newsmax

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 8:00pm 1/17/2021 at 8:00pm
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Last weekend, I blogged about CNN targeting cable providers in an effort to get Fox News removed from those services. They’ve now apparently added One America News (OAN) and Newsmax to their cable provider hit list.

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First Amendment Experts Say COVID Being Used to Stifle Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:00am 1/15/2021 at 10:00am

The example being given here is provable. On some college campuses over the last year, administrators allowed protests from left wing groups, such as Black Lives Matter, while not allowing others.

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ANTIFA Forces Portland Book Store to Stop Selling Andy Ngo’s Book About ANTIFA

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 5:00pm 1/12/2021 at 5:00pm
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ANTIFA, which claims to be “anti-fascist” (hence the name), once again showed it is fascist.

Members of the group protested Powell’s Books in Portland, OR, because it put Andy Ngo’s book about them on its shelves.

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Chapman University President Refuses to Fire Prof Who Spoke at Trump DC Rally

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 1:00pm 1/12/2021 at 1:00pm
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Chapman University Law Professor John Eastman attended the pro-Trump rally in Washington, DC last week, and even appeared on stage with Rudy Giuliani.

Eastman was not part of the group that stormed the Capitol, but his employer is now being pressured to fire him.

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Mexican President Slams Social Media Censorship Of President Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 7:30pm 1/10/2021 at 7:30pm
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As people are still reeling from the coordinated banning of President Trump across social media platforms, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador condemned the decision of America’s Big Tech tyrants.

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Survey Finds Majority of Students at UW-Madison Think Government Should Punish ‘Hate Speech’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 5:30pm 1/9/2021 at 5:30pm

Hate speech loosely translates as anything the left doesn’t like.

The Federalist reports:

Study Finds Majority Of College Students Think Government Should Punish ‘Hate Speech’

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Merkel’s Government Seeks to Revive Hate Speech Law Citing Capitol Hill Events

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2:00pm 1/9/2021 at 2:00pm
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government wants to revive a controversial hate speech law citing the recent mayhem on the U.S. Capitol Hill.

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Facebook Purges #WalkAway Movement Page, Thousands of Testimonials Gone

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:00am 1/9/2021 at 10:00am
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The WalkAway movement was started by Brandon Straka, who left the Democrat party and became a Trump-supporting conservative after the 2016 election.

Straka inspired hundreds of thousands of other Americans who felt the Democrats had moved too far left and also walked away from the party. Now Facebook has purged...

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University Assistant Football Coach Fired for ‘Hateful’ Tweet Critical of Stacey Abrams

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 9:30am 1/9/2021 at 9:30am
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There are some people you just can’t criticize without being punished. Stacey Abrams is one of them.

The Blaze reports:

University football coach fired for ‘hateful’ tweet about Stacey Abrams, election fraud

An assistant football coach for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has been fired after posting a tweet disparaging former Georgia gubernatorial...

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Dan Bongino Leaves Twitter for Parler After Being Locked Out of His Account

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 8, 2021 at 9:00am 1/8/2021 at 9:00am
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Disinvitation Has Been Replaced With a New Method to Keep Conservative Speakers Off Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 8:00am 1/5/2021 at 8:00am

Adam Hoffman is a student at Princeton. He claims that disinvitation of conservative speakers on campus has been replaced with the method of just not inviting them in the first place.

He writes at National Review:

The New Strategy to Suppress Conservative Voices on Campus

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North Dakota State U. President Apologizes to Student Activists for Not Doing More to Fight Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 9:30am 1/3/2021 at 9:30am

As a response, students will now be required to take diversity training, starting next year.

The College Fix reports:

NDSU president apologizes to activists, offers ‘plan of action’ to combat campus racism

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UT-Austin Dropping Bias Response Teams To Settle Free Speech Lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 10:00am 12/27/2020 at 10:00am
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The University of Texas at Austin has changed its free speech policies in the wake of a lawsuit filed by the free speech advocacy group Speech First.

The changes have the full support of Texas Governor Greg Abbott and represent a big win for free expression.

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Ohio Bans Campus Free Speech Zones and Enhances Protections for Other Forms of Expression

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 8:00am 12/22/2020 at 8:00am

Every Republican controlled state should do this. Draw a clear distinction on who supports free speech.

The FIRE blog reports:

Ohio bans restrictive college free speech zones, enhances protections for student expression

On Friday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law SB 40, which codifies important free speech protections for students at Ohio’s public...

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U. Michigan ‘Words Matter Task Force’ Releases List of Potentially Offensive Terms

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 9:30am 12/19/2020 at 9:30am

The list includes the word ‘picnic’ for some reason. It’s also worth noting this came out of the IT department.

The College Fix reports:

UMich’s IT department told to stop using word ‘picnic,’ it could ‘harm morale’

“Crack the whip.” “Master/slave.” Even the term “picnic” has been deemed...

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Teacher Claims She Was Forced to Resign Over Facebook Post Critical of Black Lives Matter Protests

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 18, 2020 at 11:00am 12/18/2020 at 11:00am
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A special education teacher from Pennsylvania named Ashley Bennett says she was forced to resign after merely sharing a comment that was critical of the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer.

Bennett’s story is just getting some notice now and she appeared on the Tucker Carlson show with her lawyer...

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Free Speech Groups Warn University of Nebraska-Lincoln Not to Adopt Hate Speech Policy

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 18, 2020 at 8:00am 12/18/2020 at 8:00am

Speech policies can often boomerang on schools. Why even go down this road?

The Omaha World-Herald reports:

Two groups caution UNL against broad bias, hate-speech restrictions

Two free speech groups, one national and the other in Nebraska, have warned the University of Nebraska-Lincoln against adopting broad anti-bias policies that could impede free expression.

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