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Modern Censorship


Last updated 10/14/2019 at 2:35pm

The First Amendment states the American people have “freedom of speech” and “freedom of the press.” Those rights, however, only protect Americans from infringement by the government, not their employers. As the scope and power of American-based corporations increases, so has their tendency to inhibit free speech.

Twice this month the National Basketball Association (NBA) inhibited its employees’ rights to free speech. Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” He quickly deleted his tweet, but that still drew the i...

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