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Germany: Hundreds Probed Over Anti-Migrant Comments on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/11/2019 at 12:00pm
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German authorities have investigated hundreds of internet users over comments they made on a Facebook video posted by the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. The massive probe, spanning over 250 investigations, was launched in response to the live streaming of a migrant protest by the Bavarian-wing of the AfD party...

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South Dakota Board of Regents Takes Major Steps Towards Protecting Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 9:30am 8/11/2019 at 9:30am

South Dakota has become a leading state on this issue. Others should follow their example.

Campus Reform reports:

EXCLUSIVE: SD Board of Regents passes substantial free speech protections

The South Dakota Board of Regents approved modifications to a group of policies at a Wednesday and Thursday meeting that substantially protects free speech on campus...

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U. Florida to Correct Free Speech Code and Pay Young Americans for Freedom $66K

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 9:30am 8/4/2019 at 9:30am

This is a win for all students at the school, not just conservatives.

From the YAF blog:

University Of Florida To Correct Speech Code, Pay Young Americans For Freedom Students $66,000

Conservative students at the University of Florida will no longer be discriminated against on the basis of their conservative beliefs by their university....

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American Assoc. of University Professors Comes Out Against Laws to Protect Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 8:00am 7/30/2019 at 8:00am

In recent years, a number of states have passed laws to protect free speech on campus, but this organization of professors opposes that. Isn’t that telling?

The College Fix reports:

Nationwide faculty group comes out against new campus free speech laws

In the past few years more than a half-dozen states have passed laws...

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Study Finds Majority of College Students Believe Campus Climate Limits Free Expression

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 1:00pm 7/4/2019 at 1:00pm

This has been an ongoing problem for years and it only seems to be getting worse.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Study: Majority of college students feel campus climate prevents free...

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Higher Ed Official Clashes with Montana Governor Over Campus Free Speech Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 1, 2019 at 10:00am 7/1/2019 at 10:00am

Montana’s Democrat Governor Steve Bullock recently vetoed a bill to protect free speech on campuses but the state’s higher ed commissioner is fighting for the initiative.

Campus Reform reports:

Montana gov vetoed free speech policy, but higher ed commissioner has something in the works

The Montana Board of Regents has opened a review into...

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U. Louisiana Lafayette Says it’s Not Responsible for Shielding People From Ideas

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 28, 2019 at 11:00am 6/28/2019 at 11:00am

This is the exactly correct position for a university to hold on free speech.

Campus Reform reports:

UL Lafayette admits it shouldn’t ‘shield’ students from ‘offensive’ ideas

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette recently changed its campus free speech policy, preventing the school from regulating students who use speech protected by the First Amendment...

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South Dakota Emerging as a Leader in Protecting Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/25/2019 at 12:00pm

It’s refreshing to see this issue being taken seriously.

Frederick M. Hess writes at National Review:

South Dakota’s Efforts to Protect Speech on Campus Could Be a Model for the Nation

This Wednesday, June 26, the South Dakota Board of Regents will meet to discuss the implementation of one of the nation’s more forceful...

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In NPR interview, Oberlin College President repeats false claim it was “held liable for the speech of its students”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 8:00pm 6/22/2019 at 8:00pm
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Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar has staked out an aggressive posture in reaction to the massive $11 million compensatory and $33 million punitive damage verdicts awarded Gibson’s Bakery and its owners against Oberlin College and its Dean of Students, Meredith Raimondo.

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Dr. Jordan Peterson Announces ThinkSpot, A Free Speech Social Media Platform

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:00pm 6/17/2019 at 6:00pm
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As reported by Newsbusters, the acclaimed and highly popular Canadian professor Jordan Peterson is going to be launching a social media platform called ThinkSpot.

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Sued A Third Time, Ostensibly Over “Gender Transition” Cake

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 4:00pm 6/15/2019 at 4:00pm
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Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado is once again the target of a lawsuit.  This time, the family-run bakeshop is being sued not by Colorado but by the complainant, Attorney Autumn Scardina, in the dropped suit filed by the state.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs New Law Protecting Campus Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/11/2019 at 12:00pm
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Republicans are making a real effort on this issue lately. Democrats, not so much.

The College Fix reports:

Texas governor signs sweeping new law protecting free speech on college campuses

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday signed a sweeping new law that aims to protect free speech on college campuses across the Lone...

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What the media is getting wrong about Gibson’s Bakery libel verdict against Oberlin College

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 3:00pm 6/10/2019 at 3:00pm

Monday morning, Professor Jacobson joined The Michael Berry Show to discuss the recent verdict, awarding $11 million to Gibson’s Bakery, who sued the college claiming defamation.

During the interview, Professor Jacobson dismembered what’s becoming national media spin — that the case was actually a case about campus free speech. As Jacobson...

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Report: U. Illinois, Champaign-Urbana Bias Response Team Functions as Speech Police

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 10, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/10/2019 at 12:00pm

Why do institutions of higher learning even have bias response teams? It’s like something out of a dystopian science fiction story.

The College Fix reports:

At University of Illinois, 265...

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U.S. Senators Show Support for Campus Free Speech Resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 11:30am 6/9/2019 at 11:30am

There seems to be a distinct lack of Democrats supporting this. Isn’t that curious?

Campus Reform reports:

Nearly a dozen U.S. senators sponsor campus free speech resolution

Ten U.S. senators have sponsored legislation showing support for free speech on college campuses and signaled opposition to free speech zones.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Campus...

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Alabama Governor Signs Bill Banning Free Speech Zones From Public College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9:30am 6/8/2019 at 9:30am

Excellent news. Maybe this will become a trend across the country.

The College Fix reports:

Alabama governor signs bill banishing ‘free speech zones’ from public colleges

Alabama has been in the news frequently this year, and its Republican governor has just given it another reason to stand out: It’s the latest state to ban...

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Fear of Offending Others is Chilling Free Speech on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 1:30pm 6/2/2019 at 1:30pm

This is what victim culture has brought us. People are afraid to speak freely.

Forbes reports:

New Report: Most College Students Agree that Campus Free Speech is Waning

Too many students feel afraid to speak honestly on campus for fear of offending someone, a new national survey of college students says.

University censorship regimes are...

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