Tag Archives: Speech

US Justice Department Probes Whether Social Media Is ‘Stifling’ Speech

The US Department of Justice and state attorneys general will meet this month to discuss concerns that social media platforms are “intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas,” the department said on Wednesday. Its statement did not name Facebook and Twitter, whose executives testified in Congress on Wednesday, but the firms have been harshly criticised by President Donald Trump and some of… Read More »

Twitter ‘Free Speech’ Case Sees Judge Suggest Trump Should Mute, Not Block

HIGHLIGHTS Seven people had filed the lawsuit after Trump blocked them Trump’s tweets are seen by millions and draw thousands of comments It was not clear whether Trump himself would agree to the suggestion A New York judge sought to avoid a testy tech-age free-speech showdown between Donald Trump and people blocked from his Twitter account Thursday, proposing the president just mute… Read More »

Tim Cook May Have Taken a Subtle Dig at Facebook in His MIT Commencement Speech

Apple chief executive Tim Cook appeared to make a veiled swipe at Facebook on Friday as he spoke to new graduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Addressing the Class of 2017, Cook emphasised the importance of baking humanity into every decision and project, particularly when it came to technology. While tech has made the world better, he… Read More »