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“Creative City” Censors Creativity Due to Pornography Concerns

April 1, 2016
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Due to complaints and misinterpretation as child pornography, the city of West Hollywood, California, forced the removal of three photographs by local female artist Brooke Mason from a Woman’s History Month-themed city-wide exhibition. The removal of the pieces has not only gotten the community up in arms, but has raised free speech concerns. In celebration of…

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Denmark National Treasure Censored by Facebook

January 14, 2016
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Denmark National Treasure Censored by Facebook

A national icon — the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark — has become the latest victim to Facebook’s vague and seemingly selective nudity policy. When Social Democrat MP Mette Gjerskov tried to include a picture of the 103-year-old bronze statue as the main image on her Facebook, it was reportedly blocked by the media site…

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NCAC Investigates the Prevalence and Impact of Trigger Warnings

December 14, 2015
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Trigger warnings have become one of the hottest topics in the media today, with most coverage painting a bleak picture of epidemic political correctness propagated by coddled millennials. Articles and blog posts declare that trigger warnings are devolving academia from a safe space for the discussion of difficult and challenging topics to one of sterile…

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New Project Aims to Map Social Media Censorship

December 4, 2015
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New Project Aims to Map Social Media Censorship

Since our cultural communications have moved increasingly online, often to spaces controlled by large corporations such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter, free-speech advocates have watched in dismay as those entities have inconsistently enforced content policies. Unlike U.S. government entities such as public libraries and schools, private corporations can remove whatever they wish. Users may cry…

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Chinese Censorship Undermines Animation and Comics Industry

August 25, 2015
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Chinese Censorship Undermines Animation and Comics Industry

Japanese manga promotes juvenile delinquency, violence, and sex — these were some of the reasons that the Chinese Ministry of Culture used to outright ban 38 Japanese manga and anime. But some are beginning to explore whether similar Chinese-produced materials would be held to the same standard and whether they can succeed in a country…

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Book Trailer Banned From Facebook for Biblical Nudity

April 27, 2015
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The heated debate over Facebook’s vague and seemingly selective nudity guidelines has been reignited with the banning of the promotional book trailer for Michal Lemberger’s After Abel and Other Stories — a trailer that includes various medieval and Renaissance artwork depicting nude women. The book, which rewrites famous biblical stories from the perspectives of the…

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22 Banned and Challenged Comics

September 22, 2014
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22 Banned and Challenged Comics

Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations by J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita, Jr., and Scott Hanna According to one parent, Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations by J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita, Jr., and Scott Hanna catered to the prurient interest of her 6-year-old son, so she went straight to a local ABC affiliate to make her concerns known. Fortunately, level…

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Australian Supermarket Chain Takes Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes Off Shelves

September 19, 2014
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Australian Supermarket Chain Takes Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes Off Shelves

Australian supermarket chain Aldi has removed Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes from its shelves. Revolting Rhymes, first published in 1982,is Dahl’s collection of poems, reimagining traditional fables through the author’s signature deranged humor. One of the stories in the book is “Cinderalla,” in which Dahl portrays Prince Charming as a murderous psychopath, taking pleasure in beheading…

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Obscenity Case Files: Roth v. United States

July 25, 2013
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Obscenity Case Files: Roth v. United States

It may come as a surprise, but the freedom of speech laid out by the First Amendment doesn’t actually include all forms of speech. Roth v. United States is a landmark case that held that obscene speech was a category that did not fall under the umbrella of First Amendment protection. This case also clumsily…

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Obscenity Case Files: Miller v. California

July 3, 2013
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Obscenity Case Files: Miller v. California

The First Amendment guarantees our right to free speech, but there are certain types of speech that fall outside of its protection. Obscenity is a type of unprotected speech, but what exactly is considered obscene in the eyes of the law? Courts have struggled to sort out this murky definition, and the landmark 1973 decision…

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