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The Relationship Between Fox News and the Republican Party Undermines the First Amendment and is Poisoning American Democracy – Eliza Bechtold

Dominion’s defamation lawsuit against Fox News offers unprecedented access to internal discussions at the network regarding its coverage of false narratives disseminated by Donald Trump and his enablers regarding the integrity of the 2020 election that formed part of a broader conspiracy to overturn the results of the election, culminating in the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Continue reading

Domestic Disinformation from State and Political Actors is a Global Threat to the Democratic Order – Eliza Bechtold

Lying in politics is nothing new.  And while state and political actors have always enjoyed an outsized influence on public discourse, the digital age provides an abundance of new tools for these actors to magnify their voices in unprecedented ways.  Across the globe, these actors are leveraging the advantages of social media to disseminate disinformation for the purpose of improperly manipulating public opinion. Continue reading

Donald Trump’s attacks on social media threaten the free speech rights of all Americans – Eliza Bechtold

Given that US president Donald Trump appears to use Twitter almost instinctively, his recent attacks on the platform may seem counterintuitive. But his feud with Twitter is another example of the ways in which the president has routinely distorted the principles of the First Amendment in order to undermine the very freedoms he claims to be championing – as well as American democracy more broadly. Continue reading

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