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Future Free Speech research, results and recommendations are mentioned in international and regional media.

France 24: Clash of tech titans: Will Meta’s answer to Twitter dethrone Elon Musk’s venture?

Washington Post Editoral: These universities are pushing back on censorious students. Finally.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Jacob Mchangama & Flemming Rose on threats to Free Speech

AEI: In Search of Principles to Govern Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Web Censorship

Jacob Mchangamas Free Speech in Arabic

ARTE TV: Social media: a danger to democracy?

AFP: Sexting chatbot ban points to looming battle over AI rules

France 24: Musk’s free speech absolutism ‘a fantasy’

BBC: Freedom of Speech – The Reith Lectures – The Four Freedoms

The British Library: Freedom of the Press – The First Principle of News

Reuters: From Musk to Brussels – three leading experts on the future of free speech online

Fortune: Elon Musk says he’s ‘exactly aligned’ with Europe’s new rules for online content. But the law may threaten his free speech ideals

NZZ Magazine: Auf Twitter soll bald wieder totale Meinungsfreiheit herrschen. Ist das gut?

The Hill – False speech: What is it good for?

Reason: Why Hate Speech Laws Backfire

CBS News: How free speech is under attack in the U.S.

The Economist: A history of free expression charts its seesawing progress

Juicy Ecumenism: Free Speech – A History from Socrates to Social Media

CPJ: How social media regulation could affect the press

Kirkus Review: Free Speech – A History from Socrates to Social Media

Euractiv: Content moderation policies continue to face core dilemmas

Folha de Sao Paulo: Destroyed in Belarus, media resort to secrecy and exile to keep news

Coinbase: Bitcoin’s Censorship-Resistance Was a Step Change in History

Who Cares About Free Speech – Media Coverage

Reason: The World Loves Free Speech—Except When They’re Offended

Politico: By the numbers — measuring support for free speech

The Economist: In some countries, people think they have too much freedom of speech

Swissinfo: How can social media be made social again?

Doha Debates – Course Correction: The Disrupters – Using free speech for good and evi‪l‬

In Lieu of Fun: Jacob Mchangama on Clear and Present Danger

BBC: Has Covid rolled back democratic rights?

The Economist: Censorious governments are abusing “fake news” laws

Lawfare: The Facebook Oversight Board’s First Decisions: Ambitious, and Perhaps Impractical

The Toronto Star: Who should decide what you can’t say on social media? Debate rages ahead of potential government action

Legal Matters: Dr. Natalie Alkiviadou. Free Speech, Humour, Parody and Satire.

Verfassungsblog: Facebook’s Oversight Board Just Announced Its First Cases, But It Already Needs An Overhaul

Umanesino Digitale: NetzDG e censura globale – lo strano destino del Network Enforcement Act tedesco

Free to Disagree: SNP hate crime bill flouts international human rights law

Reason: German-Style Internet Censorship Catches On Around the World

CPJ: Germany revisits influential internet law as amendment raises privacy implications

Politico: Germany’s balancing act – Fighting online hate while protecting free speech

BBC News: US Election: Whoever becomes the next president, social media is changing

BBC: A controversa lei alemã que inspira projeto de lei das Fake News

Reuters: Facebook’s dilemma: How to police claims about unproven COVID-19 vaccines

Digitale Geshellchaft: Stellungnahme der Digitalen Gesellschaft e.V. zum „Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Änderung des Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetzes” (NetzDG)

DW: Africa’s online hate speech laws sound alarm over press freedom

CT Magazin: Immer mehr Länder zensieren das Internet systematisch