Free Speech

  • 'Clicking 'Like' on Facebook is free speech' September 19, 2013

    Richmond: Clicking "Like" on Facebook is constitutionally protected free speech and can be considered the 21st century-equivalent of a campaign yard sign, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond reversed a lower court ruling that said merely "liking" a Facebook page was insufficient...
  • US cites free speech, won't help India execute summons to FB, Google May 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs told a Delhi court that the US authorities are unable to "execute" the request for assistance in serving summons to 11 US-based websites, including Facebook and Google, accused of promoting class enmity and undermining national integrity. The MHA told Metropolitan Magistrate Jay Thareja that...
  • Protesters march against Wharton snub to Modi March 25, 2013

    Washington: About 200 Indian-Americans marched in protest against the controversial withdrawal of an invitation to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to speak at the Wharton India Economic Forum. Marching under the banner of a group called Americans for Free Speech, they chanted, "We want Modi!" as the Forum held its conference...
  • The answer to bad speech is more speech: Google's Eric Schmidt March 22, 2013

    Yangon: Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Friday urged Myanmar's government to allow private businesses to develop the country's woeful telecommunications infrastructure, emphasising the importance of competition and free speech. "Try to keep the government out of regulating the internet," he said to a round of applause from a group of...
  • CJ: A song for right to freedom of speech and expression February 28, 2013

    CJ Puneet sings for right to freedom of speech and expression‎. ...
  • Yahoo says it backs privacy after dissident freed September 2, 2012

    Beijing: Yahoo has issued a statement saying it supports free speech and privacy on the Internet, a day after the release of a Chinese dissident who was convicted on evidence supplied by the company. Yahoo Inc. said it condemns political suppression "wherever and however it occurs." The statement released Saturday did not...
  • 'Australian Senate no legal haven for Assange' March 27, 2012

    Canberra: A seat in Australia's Parliament for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would do nothing to protect him from his legal battles in Britain and Sweden, or any potential legal fight over leaked US diplomatic cables, an expert on Parliament said on Tuesday. Assange wants to run for the Upper House Senate...