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German Far Right Leader on Trial for Nazi Slogan: “X” Marks the Spot

Halle an der Saale, Germany (Special to Informed Comment; Feature) –– On the morning of April 18, in front of the district court in Halle, it became evident that not many people had taken up Björn Höcke’s invitation to support him before a trial. Höcke, the leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in the central-eastern state […]

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US Supreme Court Does Not Go Far Enough in Determining When Government Officials Are Barred from Censoring Critics on Social Media

By Sophia Cope and David Greene / Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) After several years of litigation across the federal appellate courts, the U.S. Supreme Court in a unanimous opinion has finally crafted a test that lower courts can use to determine whether a government official engaged in “state action” such that censoring individuals on the official’s social […]

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US TikTok Ban Aims to Weaken China & Protect Big Tech Monopolies

By Ben Norton / Geopolitical Economy Report The US government has for years threatened to ban TikTok, one of the most popular social media apps in the country. It’s now looking like this might actually happen. This March, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass legislation called the “Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act”. […]

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Glenn Greenwald: Trump Rejects Biden-Endorsed TikTok Ban

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Glenn Greenwald: Trump Rejects Biden-Endorsed TikTok Ban

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