Jan 17, 2021

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How Government Should Regulate Social Media Lies

By Cass R Sunstein
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  • Permitting the government to decree this speech to be a criminal offense, whether shouted from the rooftops or made in a barely audible whisper, would endorse government authority to compile a list of subjects about which false statements are punishable.
  • In the Alvarez case, the court left open the possibility that if a falsehood created serious harms, regulation might be permissible.
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American Genius Has Overcome Worse Crises Than This

By Max Hastings
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  • A year or two later, as a BBC TV reporter in Vietnam, I had further experiences of Americans at another of their bad times.
  • Like many other correspondents of my generation, I bore witness to the awesome, futile violence, the gravest U.S. foreign policy disaster of the 20th century, which directly or indirectly contributed to the deaths of up to 3 million Vietnamese, around 60 for each American who perished.
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