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by | Nov 29, 2022

In China, authoritarians flood Twitter with ads for prostitutes and pornography in an effort to prevent users from obtaining information about protests. Authoritarians in the United States threaten to remove Twitter from more than 1.5 billion devices worldwide. “Apple has…

by | Nov 11, 2022

This election season, a few candidates tried a novel approach to raising funds and awareness for their campaigns: the platform OnlyFans, where creators provide (mostly) sexual content to paid subscribers. Martha Bueno, a Libertarian candidate for the Miami-Dade County Commission,…

by | Nov 2, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It’s no surprise that the union-allied Biden administration is using the federal Department of Labor to tip the scales on behalf of labor unions. I recently reported for The American Spectator on a new regulatory proposal that attempts to…

by | Oct 17, 2022

The Supreme Court’s October term has begun. The previous term yielded some blockbuster decisions, and the new term is likely to produce more of the same. One case that will be consequential is 303 Creative v. Elenis. Lorie Smith, doing…

by | Aug 30, 2022

The bar for getting sacked from employment for personal opinions dipped a bit lower in December when a volunteer chaplain in the Austin, Texas, Fire Department was fired for expressing the viewpoint — on his own blog, on his own…

by | Aug 29, 2022

This summer, residents in Michigan voted to defund their local library following complaints by parents over the presence of books with LGBTQ themes in the children’s section. The Wall Street Journal reports that voters in rural western Michigan’s Jamestown Township eliminated…

by | Jun 26, 2022

Exactly what Elon Musk will do with Twitter is currently a bit murky. However, what’s clear from Musk’s efforts to buy the company is that conservatives should stop pushing to regulate social media sites as public utilities. Some conservatives argue…

by | May 10, 2022

I’ve been censored a lot. It doesn’t matter how credible my sources are; some messages are just going to be suppressed. The free flow of information has been continuously censored by corporations, politicians, and — of course — social media…

by | Apr 28, 2022

The impending acquisition of Twitter by the world’s wealthiest person, Elon Musk, is one of the most improbable developments out of the business world — and, indeed, the political world — in decades. Though a fairly modest percentage of adult…

by | Apr 26, 2022

Elon Musk has done it. Now that Twitter is going to be self-driving and Tesla cars won’t be able to carry more than 140 characters, lots of progressive people are already packing their bags to take off for Mars with…

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