Proposed New Florida Law Would Place the “Most Draconian and Censorious” Restrictions on Higher Education in the Country, Says PEN America
“HB 999 would enact perhaps the most draconian and censorious restrictions on public colleges and universities in the country,” said Jeremy C. Young, senior manager of free expression and… More
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It's happened: a FL professor of 20 years has been fired because of a parent's complaint, for teaching about racial justice. This is before any new DeSantis-backed higher ed proposals have become law. Is #highereducation paying attention? #AcademicTwitter https://www.wfla.com/news/politics/toxic-political-ideology-florida-professor-blames-desantis-fired-for-teaching-racial-justice-unit/
Twitter troll trial tests limits of online speech:
Douglass Mackey tried to trick Black people into voting by text in 2016 election, prosecutors said. He is accused of participating in DM groups on Twitter called "Fed Free Hatechat" & "Infowars Madman." https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/20/nyregion/douglass-mackey-twitter-misinformation-trial.html
PEN America @DigitalRightsPK & @meedan invite you join @apniISPdot @lolkat @elodievialle for a @mozillafestival session TODAY March 20 at 1.30 pm ET: “Building escalation channels for online abuse... systems to protect human rights defenders & journalists” https://schedule.mozillafestival.org/session/RSXZTQ-1