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Bitcoin miners are Publishers protected by the First Amendment. That's why NY's moratorium is unconstitutional.…
1/ New York’s legislative assembly passed Bill No. A07389, “establishing a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining operations that use proof-of-work authentication methods,” such as those used by #Bitcoin, “to validate blockchain transaction”…
2/ By singling out proof-of-work for regulation -- one of many different types of cryptocurrency protocol consensus algorithms -- the Moratorium violates #Bitcoin miners’ rights to free speech 🗣️ under the First Amendment. #FreeSpeech #firstamendment
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The FSU hosts a comedy special in association with @UnleashedComedy at the Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green on 29 June, starting at 7.30pm.

FSU favourite Dominic Frisby will be joined by comedy crooner Frank Sanazi and his friends, Dean Stalin, Spliff Richard and Tom Mones. Image
Here's a clip of @DominicFrisby reminding the audience what his preferred pronouns are during a Comedy Club performance from 2021.

Frank Sanazi, meanwhile, will be fresh from quelling Glastonbury Festival and gearing up for an attack on the Edinburgh Fringe when he annexes the Comedy Club on the evening of the 29th June.

You can find out more about his World of Extreme Cabaret here:
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Come il sen #Bagnai da una parte e #Capezzone dall'altra, entrambi sensibilmente acuti quando si tratta di libertà, #FreeSpeech e, latamente, di valori-fulcro del nostro essere democratico, hanno evidenziato a più riprese, i lavori della commissione sull'odio restituiscono
un quadro di riferimento tale per cui le caterie stesse di "odio" sono degli orci "non-significanti" di per sé (cioè che non ti dicono nulla di più rispetto al senso comune su cosa sia l'odio), vuoti, e facilmente riempibili alla bisogna con le più disparate fattispecie.
La domanda sorge spontanea.
Chi decide cosa, quando, e come riempire questi orci?

Ps. E grazie al PD c'è un altro elemento possibile.
La risposta alla precendente domanda potrà incidere anche sulla possibilità di ricevere o meno i fondi da Bruxelles.
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"There are occasions when universities have misapplied the Equality Act and wrongly shut down lawful #freespeech. We saw a case last week where Essex Uni had to amend its policies following welcome pressure from the Free Speech Union."

@michelledonelan in Parliament on Monday.
The Minister for Higher and Further Education was introducing amendments to the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill that would change the definition of harassment in the Equality Act 2010 and under the Bill.
You can read more about the FSU's victory in its long-running legal dispute with Essex University regarding its understanding of the Equality Act and subsequent free speech obligations in our monthly newsletter for May.…
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1/3 We were very fortunate to have an interview with Daniel Ellsberg at his home in California this morning! It was in incredibly inspiring experience talking to this legendary whilstleblower, peace activists, author and luminary!

#FreeAssangeNOW #Assange #FreeSpeech
2/3 We had a few challenges with planes flying overhead and a excess sun in the garden to contend with, however we think the result will look and sound fantastic. We had goose-bumps with the powerful, inspiring words and ideas shared!

#FreeAssangeNOW #Assange #FreeSpeech
3/3 We waited almost a year to be able to interview Daniel Ellsberg in person rather than having a zoom call, as we wanted the picture and sound to be incredible - to help make the film as impactful as possible!
#FreeAssangeNOW #Assange #FreeSpeech
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1/5 “We must come to understand
That this system is set up so that
Our ignorance is their power
Our naïveté their free ride
Our acquiescence their re-enforcenent
Our pessimism their fuel
Our dis-organisation their accelerant”.
#FreeAssangeNOW #Assange #FreeSpeech
2/5 “Our helplessness their ammunition
Our lack of time is their advantage
Our can’t be bothered is their free ticket
Our waning interest is their ascendency
Our illusions their vehicle.
Our apathy is their super highway to greater control”.
#FreeAssangeNOW #Assange #FreeSpeech
3/5 “Humanity will only grow with awareness
Humanity can only progress through knowledge.
Humanity will only flourish via access to reality”.
#FreeAssangeNOW #Assange #FreeSpeech
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1/5 hi all :-) We'd love to have your input into what questions we should ask Daniel Ellsberg at our interview with him tomorrow? Please tweet them below! Many thanks!
#FreeAssangeNOW #Assange #FreeSpeech Image
2/5 Daniel and Julian are good friends. Daniel testified at the Extradition hearing for Assange in 2020. He told the court that that they shared the same aspirations, to shine a light on the “great lack of transparency” in decision-making circles in the U.S.
3/5 Like Assange, Ellsberg faced the prospect of decades, at least, in prison for releasing the Pentagon Papers.
#FreeAssangeNOW #Assange #FreeSpeech
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1/5 Now more than ever, our right to speak our mind, question authorities and have dissenting views is being diminished.
Now more than ever, we must stop acquiescing to the empire.
#FreeAssangeNOW #Assange #FreeSpeech Image
2/5 Now more than ever, we must stop comprising our values and integrity to advance our careers.
Now more than ever we must have integrity and hold fiercely to our core values.
3/5 Now more than ever, we must see through the illusions
Now more than ever, we must get off the fence.
Now more than ever, we must see through the illusions of violent wars on innocent people under the guise of protecting democracy.
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The #TIME100 most influential leaders this year features, obviously, both #Zelensky & #Putin.

One is destroying lives of many millions of people.
The other shows us true leadership, bravery and how the fight for #freedom - the essential right we take for granted - unites us

This war exposed many people, revealed our values, allowed us to reevaluate them.

On the #TIME100, therefore, are Von Der Leyen, Biden and Scholtz - all playing a BIG ROLE in the evolution and progression of the war. Note, inclusion on the list is not an endorsement

Russia, the invader, purposely ignores all #humanitarian laws, the army has no morals and knowingly commits #genocide.

The bravery of Ukrainian people, coupled with the exceptional command by #Zaluzhnyy, allowed them to beat all predictions by war experts worldwide

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Today felt like a good day in the fight for #freespeech and #freedomofexpression.

Police forces are “not the thought police” said the new Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Andy Cooke.

“Thoughts, unless they become actions, aren’t an offence”, he added.…
As @Tom_Slater_ pointed out for the @spectator, however, the fact that Cooke felt he had to make that intervention reminds us just how bad things have become in English #policing in recent years.…
Cooke is clearly keen to push back – or at least be seen to be pushing back – against the rise of thought policing in our country...…
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The other day, I was asking my grandmother about her childhood. That got me thinking - what will MY future grandchildren say when I tell them about my childhood? Thread about how I imagine this will go:

#SexMatters #SexNotGender #LetWomenSpeak #RespectMySex

Future Grandchild (FG): What was life like when you were young?

Me: Well… misogyny was celebrated, stereotypes encouraged & healthy kids embarked on lifelong medical nightmares.

FG: What? Did that actually happen?

Me: Oh, believe me, it did.

#WomenWontWheest #misogyny

FG: How?

Me: There were these men who wore dresses, liked pink and did other stereotypical feminine things. They decided they were ACTUALLY women.

FG: You’re joking!

Me: I’m not!

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#ElonsProblems - So Elon Musk's #TwitterTakeover coincides with #Tesla stock losing 35% of its value in five weeks. I know it will bounce back, but I feel like there's a little #karma in all this. :) Image
2/ #ElonMusk #ElonsProblems - #Freespeech most vociferous advocates seem the least likely to understand it.…
3/ I actually truly appreciate #ElonMusk for #Tesla and #SpaceX. But I don't appreciate his Napoleonic overreach, name-calling, disregard for #freespeech or #whistleblowers. His legal problems are of his own making.…
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On the morning of 9 May, anti-war articles filled the homepage of the pro-Russian government outlet The articles were quickly removed from the website. Yegor Polyakov, the journalist responsible, stood by his decision to publish them. Image
Titles of the articles included:
“Zelensky turned out to be cooler than Putin”
“Vladimir Putin has turned into a pathetic, paranoid dictator”
“Russia is abandoning its soldiers’ corpses in Ukraine”
“The Russian elite turned out to be pathetically weak-willed” Image
The continuous actions of journalists like Polyakov will probably increase paranoia amongst Russian leadership and cause further crack downs on internal efforts to subvert political order in Russia.

#Russia #FreeSpeech #RussiaUkraineWar
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This is to clarify that we are all “safe”. (And NO mob would have made us feel unsafe. Some people need to get over themselves). The event on #FreeSpeech and hate speech was (although I’m biased) highly interesting and successful. I learned a lot.
In view of the (alleged) suppression of free speech in society and especially at universities, let us keep in mind that Northumbria University @NorthumbriaUni and our Centre for Evidence and CJ Studies generously supported and funded this event
Despite the difficulties, despite the anonymous complaints from “colleagues” who are not interested in discussion or ahem.. in research, and despite the tangible chilling effect, the workshop did take place at our London Campus
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I’m not at liberty to disclose our whereabouts (“safety reasons”) but I have the great pleasure to be joined by a panel of experts to discuss non crime hate incidents and free speech. Watch this space. @WeAreFairCop. @toadmeister @HarryTheOwl101
Prof Peter Ramsay, LSE, approaches the issue from a criminal law theory perspective revealing the contradictions at the heart of non crime hate incidents #FreeSpeech
Dr Amit Pundik is now exploring/questioning the predictive value of non crime hate incidents. #NCHI
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"[T]he whole world’s inexcusable mistake. We could have avoided so many deaths if a Basic Income had been introduced to the world. UBI will reduce humanity’s aggression and destroy the economic, political, and psychological causes of war."--Irina Soloveva…
Can Alondra Nelson Remake the Government's Approach to Science and Tech? - POLITICO…
#OfficeOfScienceAndTechnologyPolicy, #InstitutionalLeadership, #OrganizationDesign, #DepoliticizationOfScience
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Apparently they are testing their "#FreeSpeech" abilities.

BUT, one can't yell FIRE in a crowded theater.

And in that same vein one should not be able to incite others to kill a person or people in general.

This is what Trump did that caused 01/06/20...

And if this were to
continue to be allowed how many people would call for the assassination of #TonyFauci #BillGates #KlausSchwab #YuvalNoahHarari #JeffBezos #MarkZuckerberg and so many others that the masses wish were dead and gone.

Tell me @DowdEdward who on the list above would you throw a life
raft to if they were drowning.

You may not type the words and say what you are thinking and perhaps that is the problem, perhaps that is why we do not have an uprising - who is to say, unless the theory is tested.

I agree this crosses the line in a public domain, but if one,
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Today I will attempt to live tweet the Johnny Depp Amber Heard trial if I can make it through without throwing my television out the window. Follow along if you want. Or don’t. I don’t care.
Terrence Doherty (?) testifies that he studied History and English at Oberlin. Then he taught kindergarten and was an editor and then went to Columbia law school. He did research for Bell Hooks.
He’s got a nice zoom room.
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#MCOpinion: Fighting human emotions like greed, lust, and envy are very tough in a #StartUp ecosystem bonded with loose social contracts.

Read on 👇…

#Unicorns #Investors
#MCOpinion: This ongoing #RussiaUkraineConflict is expected to accelerate the need & acceptance for #VDAs globally among ordinary citizens as a hedge when economic uncertainties rise.


#Cryptocurrency #RussiaUkraine
#MCOpinion: States earn significant revenues from taxing #petroleum products. This is particularly true for the richer or the so-called industrialised states such as Tamil Nadu & Maharashtra.

Read more👇…

✍️@gauravchoudhury | #FiscalDeficit #ValueAddedTax
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[Thread] Update of #COVID19 numbers in Gauteng 🇿🇦

Gauteng, with ~25% of SA's population, is once again the epicentre of a resurgence of #Covid_19 in South Africa 🇿🇦

A surge in infection rates, increasing demand on hospitalisations, reported deaths remain low...

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Another 3,145 #COVID19 cases reported in Gauteng 🇿🇦 today, 7-day rolling avg at 2,117 ⬆️

Case incidence = 13.4 per 100k population, up to 20% of recent peak 🏔️

Case rate up 173% week-on-week or currently doubling every 4.8 days 📈

Latest test % positivity in Gauteng🇿🇦 for week ending 23 Apr = 20.2% 🚩

Not surprising given fewer people testing, but increase is steep, up from 11.9% a week prior. With 1 in every 5 tests returning a positive result, it also indicates many more cases going undetected 🧐

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An open thread 🧵to @elonmusk about #freespeech and @Twitter

It is tempting to think #freespeech is going to solve all problems. As a platform, @Twitter has responsibilities to lots of people.
I have worked in the trenches of content and policy & have the scars and nightmares to remind me.

It’s always tempting to think issues are black and white, when it’s really all about the grey.

Some important things to consider on the way to that free marketplace of ideas…
Does @elonmusk think that videos of babies and young children being exploited is free speech? Has he seen or read articles like this one?…
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1/ Elon Musk will doch nur #FreeSpeech. Wer kann denn gegen mehr freie Meinungsäusserung sein?

Natürlich sind wir alle *für* freie Meinungsäusserung. Das Problem: Komplett unregulierte freie Rede auf Social Media mündet in gewichtigen Problemen. Ein kleiner 🧵.
2/ Zunächst: Philosophisch gesehen ist absolute Redefreiheit wünschenswert, oder? Nein. Schon John Stuart Mill hat in "On Liberty" das Schensprinzip festgehalten: Freie Rede ist einzuschränken, wenn dadurch nicht-trivialer Schaden verhindert wird.
3/ Das Schadensprinzip ist moralphilosophisch grundsätzlich unumstritten. In einem vollen Kinosaal zum Spass "Feuer!" rufen, ist nicht ok. Öffentlich zu Mord aufrufen, ist nicht ok. Niemand kann ernsthaft für wirklich *absolute* Redefreiheit plädieren.
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So here’s my take on Twitter, Social Media , @elonmusk etc. This might be a long thread…

Twitter vs GETTR, Truth Social etc:

I have always been an advocate for Twitter. It’s a solid, stable useful platform. It’s the “best in breed”.

Next >
I disagree with Twitter’s shadow bans, banning people for unpopular opinions, algorithmic manipulations , throttling, unfair verification process etc.

But despite that, it’s the best platform from a technology & potential standpoint IMHO

Next >
I did not begin utilizing Twitter for political reasons. I began using it as an entertainer… as a way to interact in a meaningful way with my fans & those I do business with.

I don’t think the answers are going to be found in GETTR, Truth Social etc.

Next >
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50 बिलियन डॉलर खर्च हुआ नीली चिड़िया को आजाद करने के लिए। बदलाव क्या आयेगा वोह अलग बात है। वामपंथी, बामपंथन की दर्द देख कर बड़ी आत्म संतुष्टि मिल रहा है परम आनंद की अनुभूति हो रही है।😎
#ElonMusk #FreeSpeech

यह सब यहीं से शुरू हुआ। भारत विरोधी रुख, जाग्रतवाद और (1/2)
बरखा दत्त का समर्थन आपको विनाश की ओर ले जा सकता है।

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