Facebook, Twitter, and Google Would Like to Be the Gatekeepers of Democracy Without the Responsibility

Top brass from Facebook, Twitter, and Google stopped by Stanford Law School Thursday to participate in a conversation about the challenges social media companies face in regulating free speech and protecting democracies. The panel showed the companies are much better at identifying problems than actually solving them.

Inmate Challenges Prison Porn Law After Ban on Manga, Yoga Magazines, Works of Michelangelo

A federal appeals panel has asked a district judge to decide whether it’s unconstitutional for South Dakota to impose a statewide ban on porn in prisons. The issue was raised by an inmate who was prohibited access to seemingly innocuous items, because the prison deemed them “pornography,” including a yoga magazine,…

Former Hotel Owner Sued After Charging Woman $350 for Posting Negative Review Online

The state of Indiana is suing the former owner of a hotel over a policy to charge guests $350 for making “disparag[ing]” public comments about the business. According to the state’s attorney general’s office, Katrina Arthur wrote a negative online review of Abbey Inn and Suites in March 2016. The hotel room, she…