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Supporters of Julian Assange gather outside Westminster Magistrates Court where the WikiLeaks founder appears in custody following his arrest in London, England, 11 April 2019, Wiktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images

In considering whether to extradite Assange, the UK should also consider the detention conditions he could be subjected to in the US as a person charged with national security crimes.

A young man wears a 'Make Dartmouth Great Again' hat before President Donald Trump signs an executive order protecting freedom of speech on college campuses, at the White House in Washington, DC., 21 March 2019, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

If the Executive Order is used to enlist federal agencies in the quest to suppress speech with which the Administration disagrees, federal agency heads and college administrators must mightily resist, including by going to court if necessary.

A newsstand set up by the Columbia Journalism Review, aiming to educate news consumers about the dangers of disinformation in the lead-up to the US midterm elections, in Manhattan, 30 October 2018, ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

The Truth on the Ballot report offers a stark warning about the normalization of fraudulent news and disinformation as campaign tactics, sounding an alarm that such unsavory methods are becoming part of the toolbox of hotly contested modern campaigns.