Beyond platforms: Private censorship, Parler, and the stack
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A vigil in honour of journalist Jamal Khashoggi two years after his assassination, 22 October 2020, Prachatai/Amnistía Internacional Argentina, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The U.S. intelligence community should confirm or deny the existence of documents that may provide information on its duty to warn “Washington Post” columnist Jamal Khashoggi of threats to his life before his murder, or provide more detailed explanations of their refusal to do so.

A burnt U.S. flag at the Capitol Hill riot, Washington, D.C., 9 January 2021, photographer Marco Verch, https://foto.wuestenigel.com/the-deadly-capitol-hill-riots/, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Last week’s lawless insurrection on Capitol Hill raised a series of questions about free speech, the First Amendment, and protest rights. Should presidents be banned from Twitter and Facebook? Should tech companies refuse to host social networks sites like Parler? What defines “hate speech” and “incitement”?

“We are gravely concerned by today’s attack on American institutions, including the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., where journalists as well as lawmakers are at risk”.