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National Archives Catalog: "Free Speech Doesn't Mean Careless Talk"

Provision Enacted to Protect Press Freedoms

By September 23, 1950

After concerns are aired about the breadth of Section 793 of the U.S. Criminal Code and its impact on the newspaper industry a new provision is enacted, which clarifies:

Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize, require or establish military or civilian censorship or in any way to limit or infringe upon freedom of the press or of speech as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and no regulation shall be promulgated hereunder having that effect.


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