Censorship Archive

Bill allowing police to withhold body camera video passes Indiana House

Video from police body cameras would not be subject to Freedom of Information laws if a bill passes the legislature. Police departments around the country are investing in body cameras in light of cases like Michael Brown in Ferguson and Laquan McDonald in Chicago.

FDA Silence And Censoring Costs Lives And Money

The Food And Drug Administration is in charge of inspecting the safety of, as the name implies, food and drugs, in the United States. It’s no secret that they routine find and internally expose bad science and dangerous pharmaceuticals, but it goes all too

Father Arrested For Questioning Explicit School Material Being Shown To Students

William Baer, father of a 9th grade high school student in Gilford, NH, was recently arrested at a school board meeting for having questioned the school’s sexually explicit required reading material that was assigned to his daughter at Gilford High School. Baer had browsed

YouTube Empowers Agencies To Shut Down Activist Accounts

It was recently announced that Google, YouTube’s parent company, had given roughly 200 people and organizations the ability to “flag” at least 20 YouTube videos at once to be reviewed for having violated the site’s guidelines. It seems one of their first targets has

15 Photos From The Massive ‘Moral March’ You Didn’t Hear About This Weekend

Somewhere between 80,000 to 100,000 people from 32 states turned out to protest four years of drastic state Republican initiatives in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday. The “Moral March on Raleigh,” organized by Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) and the North Carolina NAACP, marched from Shaw University

Thousands Attend Global Million Mask March

Tens of thousands of individuals around the world have taken to the streets to participate in the Million Mask March which took place on November 5th. Supporters of the Anonymous hacker-activist group orchestrated rallies globally. The date coincides with Guy Fawkes Day, a day

Police Chief Threatens Online Cannabis Supporters

Police Chief Ruben Santiago recently aroused a backlash of aggressive criticism for the Columbia Police Department, SC, after he publicly threatened an online supporter for having voiced his dissenting opinion regarding cannabis use on the departments Facebook page. The pro-cannabis advocate, Brandon Whitmer, stated

Violating Free Speech: School Bans Slang Words

Free speech has long been recognised as a common law right within Britain, and was incorporated as such by the Human Rights Act 1998. It also has statutory basis in Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The ECHR provides the

Government-Approved Speech

You heard it repeatedly as a child; “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me,” when parents told their kids not to think about or worry about what other mean kids said, because their negativity didn’t matter to the

Microsoft and Google To Sue U.S. Federal Government

Tech companies (incl Google + Microsoft) are suing the federal government in defense of their right to tell their customers what data the government wants.