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Facebook Censors “Fake News” Satire as “Fake News”

Three Panel comic strip by Gorg Mallia

Facebook’s censorship algorithms strike again! Editorial cartoonist Ġorġ Mallia had his cartoon taken down for violating community standards; the strip in question was removed for spreading “false information about COVID-19 that could contribute to physical harm.” The problem is, the…

Drama Challenge Leads to Proposed Policy Change

Three main characters from Drama walking across the stage with a purple curtain drawn.

Drama is under attack again. After several failed attempts to have the book removed this year, one parent has started a petition to change the book lending policy for the Columbia County School District in Georgia. As reported in The Augusta…

CBLDF Joins Letter Calling on NC School Board to Clarify Policy

A child holding up a picture of themself dressed as a princess.

Last week, CBLDF co-sponsored a letter initiated by the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) in support of the book One of a Kind, Like Me/Único como yo written by Laurin Mayeno, with art by Robert Liu-Trujillo. The letter was sent to the…

Watch Contract Rights and Wrongs NOW!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our May membership meeting Contract Rights & Wrongs. We want to give an extra special thanks to our generous panelists Robyn Williams, Skinner, Lillian Laserson, Stu Rees, and Thomas Crowell. Recently, CBLDF…

Don’t Miss CBLDF’s Contract Rights and Wrongs Panel Today!

May 27 CBLDF Event, Contract Rights and Wrongs. Register to join us at cbldf.org

Please join us today May 27, 10–11 a.m. (PDT) / 1–2 p.m. (EDT) for our May membership meeting, Contract Rights and Wrongs. We are excited to announce the featured panelists for the event: Thomas Crowell (LaneCrowell LLC), Lillian Laserson (Lillian Laserson P.C.), Stuart M. Rees (Entertainment Attorney), Skinner (Artist), and Robyn Williams (Devlin…

Digital Self-Censorship and the New eBay Policy Change

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Recent changes to the eBay Adult Items Policy will become a barrier to online comic sales for retailers and fans. The policy, which goes into effect June 15, specifically mentions banning the sale of “Sexually explicit anime, comics, books, animation,…

ASEAN Human Rights Cartoon Exhibition Highlights Free Speech

An artist's hands in handcuffs. The right hand holds a pencil and the left a paint brush.

All this month, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is hosting an online Human Rights Cartoon Exhibition. The free exhibition was organized by the Malaysian cartoonist Zunar and the non-profit organization Hujjah Ehson. The exhibition runs from May 3…

2 Marvel Films May See Opposition to Release in China

Marvel Studios Eternals logo

According to a recent report from Variety, not all of the Marvel Studios Phase Four films will necessarily have a release in China. In a recent announcement for Phase Four, CCTV 6, a Chinese channel monitored by the propaganda department, only…

First Amendment Rights of Students Argued Before the U.S. Supreme Court

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the oral arguments for Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. This potential landmark case concerns the First Amendment rights of students in public schools. The main argument of the case is whether the Tinker decision from…

New Extension! It’s Not Too Late For Retailers And Creators To Apply For PPP Loans and EIDL

Comic shop retailers and comics creators, if you have been looking for financial relief due to the pandemic, there are still two months for you to apply for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). President Biden recently signed the PPP Extension…