The target of a neo-Nazi “troll storm’’ sues the website that she says set it off. And, as advocates report what they say is the first deportation of a Dreamer, the Chief of the Department of Homeland Security says congressional critics should “shut up’’ and support his agents.  -Dru Menaker, Chief Operating Officer

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The man behind the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer website is being sued by one of his ‘troll storm’ targets
After hundreds of threatening messages, Tanya Gersh, a Jewish resident of Whitefish, Montana is suing Andrew Anglin, the man who she says is responsible for the “coordinated, repulsive, threatening campaign of anti-Semitic harassment” that targeted her family.

DHS Secretary Kelly says congressional critics should ‘shut up’ or change laws
Congressional critics of the Department of Homeland Security should “shut up’’ and assume the agency is acting appropriately and following the law, the agency’s chief said in a combative public speech Tuesday.

Trump getting hot and bothered by protesters
President Donald Trump has tangled with House Freedom Caucus members opposed to his health plan, with Democrats eager to see him flop and with foreign leaders skeptical he has the chops to be a commander in chief. But there’s one group that really gets under his skin — protesters.

Federal judge stops Auburn from canceling white nationalist Richard Spencer speech. Violence erupts.
Self-proclaimed white nationalist Richard Spencer spoke at Auburn University in Alabama Tuesday night after a federal judge reversed the school’s cancellation of the event on First Amendment grounds.

Stanford Backtracks After Prohibiting Use Of Trump Photo For Sexual Assault Conference
Stanford University is making headlines again ― this time for allegedly censoring a poster promoting a sexual assault awareness conference that featured an image of President Donald Trump.


Myanmar publisher who criticized establishment is found stabbed to death
A Myanmar publisher whose magazine has criticized the military, political, and business establishment was found stabbed to death in his office at the weekend, police said on Tuesday.

Turkish newspaper staff accused of ‘aiding’ terrorism, report says
Turkey’s state-run news agency says a court has accepted an indictment against columnists and senior staff from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper for “aiding terrorist organizations.”

Italy calls for release of journalist held in Turkey
Italy has called for the release of an Italian journalist who has been held in custody in Turkey for more than a week since he was detained while doing research for a book. Gabriele Del Grande was arrested on April 9 close to Turkey’s border with Syria and transferred to a migrants center in the city of Mugla.

China’s internet censors allow one-on-one complaining, but won’t let you gripe in group chat
The messaging app WeChat is popular in China, used not only for chatting but for tasks like banking and more. While the app goes through censorship, researchers found that censorship is stricter when it comes to group discussions.

Q&A: Amira Yahyaoui on press freedom and fake news
Tunisian rights activist and blogger Amira Yahyaoui, hailed as one of the most influential Arab women in the world, discusses censorship and the state of media six years after the revolution that shook the world.

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