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On Wednesday, news broke that the Department of Homeland Security — a department that didn’t exist 20 years ago but today spends $52 billion annually — had created a new “Disinformation Governance Board.”

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Social media is all about Twitter over Elon Musk’s latest controversy. 

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CNN has pulled the plug on its streaming service, CNN+, less than a month after it launched. It is scheduled to shut down on April 30. Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN’s new parent company, made the decision.

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Wednesday, 06 April 2022 13:57

OPINION: Did Elon Musk just save free speech?

Over the weekend, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made comments that would seem to confirm some suspicions I’ve had.

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Seth Dillon, CEO of the Babylon Bee, likes to say, “The world has become too absurd to be satirized.” He’s right, of course, and it was a line Dillon repeated as keynote speaker at the Carolina Liberty Conference last month. Anybody who consumes news knows that many cultural celebrations championed today were absurdities just a few years ago.

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Wednesday, 02 March 2022 14:41

OPINION: Liberals’ love affair with Leviathan

The election of Joe Biden as president magically transformed all federal agencies, ensuring that their iron fists no longer posed any peril to the American people. Or at least that seems to be what many Biden supporters, liberals, and Democrats now believe.

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DURHAM — The city of Durham is set to give monthly checks worth $500 to 115 formerly incarcerated people. The move is part of a nationwide basic income experiment, primarily bankrolled by Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey.

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On Oct. 5, former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified before the U.S. Senate, decrying her former employer's "destructive impact" and warning that "without action, divisive and extremist behaviors we see today are only the beginning."

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Before they vote to make online impersonation a crime, state senators should chew the fat with Jim Ardis.

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Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:22

OPINION: The 'War on Terror' comes home

Last week’s massive social media purges — starting with President Trump’s permanent ban from Twitter and other outlets — was shocking and chilling, particularly to those of us who value free expression and the free exchange of ideas. The justifications given for the silencing of wide swaths of public opinion made no sense and the process was anything but transparent. Nowhere in President Trump’s two “offending” Tweets, for example, was a call for violence expressed explicitly or implicitly. It was a classic example of sentence first, verdict later.

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