Free Speech

X Accused Of Overruling Australian Law On Knife Attack Posts

Lawyer for Australia's eSafety Commissioner says X wants to overrule government on what are 'reasonable' compliance steps

1 month ago

Australian PM Hits Out At Elon Musk Over Knife Attack Video

Censorship row brewing down under, after the Australian Prime Minister calls Elon Musk an 'arrogant billionaire'

2 months ago

Brazil Judge Opens Probe Into Elon Musk

Brazil Supreme Court opens probe into Elon Musk after X revokes ban on restricted accounts, in latest tangle over misinformation

2 months ago

US Judge Blocks Montana’s TikTok Use Ban

Legal victory for TikTok after US judge blocks Montana's first ever state ban on the use of short video-sharing app

7 months ago

Musk’s X Disabled Electoral Misinformation Reporting Feature, Researcher Claims

As EU labels X/Twitter as largest spreader of Russian misinformation, researcher claims platform disabled reporting feature

9 months ago

X Backtracks After Auschwitz Complaint About Anti-Semetic Account

Auschwitz Memorial criticises Elon Musk's Twitter/X for ruling antisemitic content did not violate rules. Offending account later suspended

10 months ago

First Lawsuit From TikTok Users Over Montana Ban

Five TikTok content creators in Montana file a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block the US state's ban on…

1 year ago

Twitter’s Top Users Posting Less, Pew Research Finds

As Elon Musk pledges to tweet what he wants, even if it will lose him money, comes worrying Twitter usage…

1 year ago

Twitter Suspends Account That Tracked Elon Musk’s Jet

U-turn by Elon Musk who said he would not ban jet tracking account, but has now suspended the account and…

2 years ago

Elon Musk Suspends Kayne West Account After Swastika Post

Not again. Twitter post of a swastika sees account of American rapper Ye (aka Kayne West) suspended by Elon Musk

2 years ago

Elon Musk: Apple Threatening To Remove Twitter From App Store

Musk reveals Apple has halted most of its advertising on Twitter and is allegedly threatening to pull the platform from…

2 years ago

Musk Bans Impersonation Twitter Accounts

New Twitter owner Elon Musk says impersonation accounts to be permanently suspended without warning, raising questions about free speech

2 years ago

Elon Musk Owns Twitter, Pledges It Won’t Become ‘Free-for-all Hellscape’

CEO Parag Agrawal and finance chief Ned Segal escorted out of Twitter HQ, after Elon Musk concludes acrimonious acquisition and…

2 years ago

Texas Social Media Law Enforcement Paused By Federal Appeals Court

Federal appeals court pauses Texas social media law’s enforcement, as case heads to the US Supreme Court for ruling

2 years ago

Elon Musk Halts Fight, Agrees To Buy Twitter At Original Asking Price

Huge u-turn by Elon Musk less than a fortnight before his courtroom showdown, after now agreeing to buy Twitter at…

2 years ago

What Did Elon Musk Tell Twitter Staff?

Elon Musk addressed Twitter staff on Thursday, and touched upon potential layoffs, alien life, remote working, and free speech

2 years ago

Texas Social Media Law Battle Heads To Supreme Court

Battle between Texas and social networking giants reaches US Supreme Court, and it could decide future of online content moderation…

2 years ago

Texas Social Media Law Restored By US Appeals Court

Social networking firms can be sued by Texas officials or local residents over moderation decisions, after Appeals Court restores local…

2 years ago

Jack Dorsey Backs Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover

Co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey backs Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter, as users and human rights group express concern

2 years ago

Elon Musk Hints At Plan B, If Twitter Board Refuses Offer

Tesla boss admits he is not sure he will actually buy Twitter, but teases he may have a “plan B”…

2 years ago

Elon Musk Asks Judge For End Of Oversight Of His Tweets

Tesla boss Elon Musk formally asks a US judge to terminate the 2018 agreement with the SEC allowing lawyers to…

2 years ago

Twitter Suspends Account Sharing Trump Posts

Shutdown again. An account has been suspended by Twitter for sharing the posts from Donald Trump's new communications mouthpiece

3 years ago

Twitter Now Prompts Users To Revise ‘Harmful Replies’

Trolls beware. Twitter releases feature that will deliver a 'reconsider prompt' for users, if they trying to tweet something nasty…

3 years ago

Trump Slams ‘Total Disgrace’ Of Continued Facebook Ban

Former US President Donald Trump lashes out at Facebook and other tech firms that have banned him from their respective…

3 years ago

Oversight Board Upholds Trump’s Facebook Suspension

Bad news for Donald. Facebook's 'Supreme Court' upholds suspension of Donald Trump account, but asks FB to review decision in…

3 years ago

Facebook Oversight Board Overrules Zuckerberg In Four Cases

Social network's 'supreme court' overturns four out of five Facebook decisions to remove questionable content from its platform

3 years ago

Apple’s Tim Cook Defends Parler Suspension

Amid criticism of big tech 'censorship' of free speech, Tim Cook defends decision to suspend far right Parler app from…

3 years ago

Twitter To Expand Labelling Of State-Affiliated Accounts

Twitter to expand policy of labelling state-affiliated accounts to more countries, amidst controversy over political disinformation

4 years ago

Information Overlord: Google and Your Right to be Forgotten

With a surprise ruling in favour of Google, has the right to be forgotten, now become obsolete outside of Europe?

5 years ago

Europe’s Top Court Considers ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Cases

Google is contesting efforts to extend the right to be forgotten to non-European search domains, as well as tougher measures…

6 years ago