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Only two days are left to enter FIRE's contest on Prizes.org for the best tweet promoting our video about the infamous Firefly censorship case at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, now with nearly 80,000 views on YouTube. The best tweet promoting the video will receive a grand prize of $300, with smaller prizes for runners-up. Take a look at the contest rules and feel free to vote on as many entries as you like. In two days, only 10 finalists will remain, and voting will begin to determine the grand prize winner. Submit your own entry now!
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Twitter removes ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ posts in another loss for free expression on the platform
Blanket bans on words and images with no regard to context shuts down conversations about important issues of public concern.
Wayne State professor suspended after provocative Facebook post criticizing shout downs
Wayne State University Professor Steven Shaviro used his personal Facebook account to criticize protestors who shout down speakers with purportedly bigoted views.
A step in the right direction: West Virginia Governor signs ‘New Voices’ bill into law
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed the Student Journalism and Press Freedom Protection Act into law, granting statutory protections to student journalists in public K-12 schools and public institutions of higher education.
Cornell must reject student government’s call for trigger warnings
Cornell University’s student assembly adopted a resolution urging the administration to require faculty to provide content warnings prior to discussing potentially “triggering” material in the classroom.