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Massachusetts lawmakers hold a hearing regarding the state's proposed right-to-repair act, in Boston, 13 January 2020, David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

EFF files amicus brief defending the right to repair in Massachusetts

The state’s right-to-repair law, which gives users and independent repair shops access to critical information about the cars they drive and service, passed by ballot initiative with an overwhelming 74.9% majority.

Office of ENRC Management Kz, Bula.erg, 12 March 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Rights groups condemn lawsuits brought by ENRC against public watchdogs

“ENRC’s campaign of legal action across two jurisdictions targeting more than a dozen people and other entities seems a deliberate attempt to shift the focus away from ENRC’s alleged corruption to those conducting legitimate investigations, whether journalists or public authorities.”

The Twitter logo is displayed on a smartphone with the official page of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, 5 June 2020, Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Newly released records show how Trump tried to retaliate against social media for fact-checking

A year ago, President Trump issued an Executive Order that deputized federal agencies to retaliate against online social media services on his behalf, a disturbing and unconstitutional attack on internet free expression.