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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