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Politicians Blocking Users They Don’t Like on Twitter Are Violating the First Amendment, and Endangering Public Safety Amid the Pandemic

Like many Americans, Missourian Mike Campbell follows his elected officials on Twitter. That is, he did—until his state representative, Cheri Toalson Reisch, blocked him after he retweeted comments critical of her. We’ve seen other public officials, including President Trump, try to block on Twitter people whose views they don’t...
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Campbell v. Reisch (8th Cir.)

EFF filed an amicus brief urging the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to recognize that members of the public have a First Amendment right to access the social media feeds of government officials and communicate with governmental officials through social media when such channels are generally open to the public...
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Speaking Freely: Sandra Ordoñez

Sandra (Sandy) Ordoñez is dedicated to protecting women being harassed online. Sandra is an experienced community engagement specialist, a proud NYC Latina resident of Sunset Park Brooklyn, and a recipient of Fundación Carolina’s Hispanic Leadership Award. She is also a long-time diversity and inclusion advocate, with extensive experience incubating and...
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Government Needs Critics—Now More Than Ever

In late December, only a few hundred people knew of COVID-19. Now it’s March—just 90 days later—and much of the world has had to learn about and adapt and respond to the deadly disease. Though the highly contagious virus seems impossible to ignore today, it’s in part thanks to ...
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At Home with EFF: An Online Discussion of COVID-19 and Digital Rights

The COVID-19 pandemic has made obvious how important the Internet and digital tools are to our lives and how vital it is that we maintain an open and secure approach to them. Join EFF for a livestreamed video discussion about what we’ve seen that’s surprising us, and worrying us, about...

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