The PEN Pod: Hawley ‘Silenced,’ Facebook’s Oversight Board, and the State of U.S. Funded Media with Suzanne Nossel
“It comes down to the idea that there are benefits of free speech that are well understood. . . They’re the meat of many Supreme Court decisions upholding the… More
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White House will not pay for staff's official Twitter profiles to be verified: "It is our understanding that Twitter Blue does not provide person-level verification as a service... a blue check mark will now simply (verify)... the account is a paid user." https://www.axios.com/2023/03/31/twitter-verification-white-house-biden-check-mark
#Florida: Pinellas school officials now deny the PG-rated ‘Ruby Bridges’ film they banned was banned.
Previously: The district banned Toni Morrison’s first novel, “The Bluest Eye,” from all high schools in January after one Palm Harbor parent complained. https://www.tampabay.com/news/education/2023/03/31/school-board-superintendent-kevin-hendrick-disney-north-shore-elementary/
Proud. @PENamerica supports kidlit and authors esp on Trans Day of visibility. Trans stories are being attacked. And it's never about the books - it's about what the books represent. The ultimate free expression - celebrating who you are. https://pen.org/banned-books-transgender-stories/