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The PRO-SPEECH Act Is a Creative Solution to Censorship

Clare Morell

The unfair trade practices approach in Senator Wicker’s bill offers a creative path forward to countering Big Tech’s censorship.

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Newsweek / June 16, 2021

Florida Is Moving the Ball Forward Against Big Tech Censorship

Clare Morell

Florida, in its efforts to combat Big Tech’s censorship, is doing exactly what states in our constitutional order are meant to do—experiment with new types of law.

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Newsweek / June 4, 2021

How to Apply Non-Discrimination to Digital Platforms via Common Carriage

Clare Morell

The content moderation decisions of the dominant Big Tech conglomerates appear to many reasonable observers to be censorship of conservative speech. To remedy this problem, many have recently been looking to the common law doctrine of common carriage—particularly since Justice Clarence Thomas’s recent concurring opinion that highlighted this possible approach.

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Newsweek / May 25, 2021

Pressure on Big Tech from Republicans Is Working

Clare Morell

The chorus of voices on the Hill willing to hold the Silicon Valley giants accountable is only growing. The good news is that the new approach is working.

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Washington Examiner / April 25, 2021

Clarence Thomas is Right About Big Tech

Ryan T. Anderson

How should conservatives think about the intersection of property rights, government regulation, and Big Tech? Part of answering this question requires us to gain a better understanding of the American legal tradition’s sources, recovering them from recent distortions. Justice Clarence Thomas recently sought to educate us on just this.

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National Review Online / April 19, 2021

Justice Thomas Questions Censorship Power of Big Tech

Roger Severino

A concurrence by Justice Thomas leaves us with a tantalizing question: does the First Amendment already apply to Big Tech companies because they now have more power to suppress public speech than government?

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National Review Online / April 5, 2021

Five Key Takeaways from Thursday’s Big Tech Hearing

Clare Morell

Last Thursday’s hearing was a good first step, but Congress must keep up the pressure on Silicon Valley and do the hard follow-up work of passing bipartisan legislation to hold it accountable.

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Newsweek / March 30, 2021