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steven36 posted a topic in General NewsIn a case closely watched for its potential implications for social media, the Supreme Court has ruled that a nonprofit running public access channels isn’t bound by governmental constraints on speech. The case, which the conservative wing of the court decided in a split 5–4 ruling, centered around a Manhattan-based nonprofit tasked by New York City with operating public access channels in the area. The organization disciplined two producers after a film led to complaints, which the producers argued was a violation of their First Amendment speech rights. Th
Karlston posted a topic in General NewsFree speech online — First Amendment doesn’t apply on YouTube; judges reject PragerU lawsuit YouTube can restrict PragerU videos because it is a private forum, court rules. Enlarge YouTube / Getty / Aurich Lawson YouTube is a private forum and therefore not subject to free-speech requirements under the First Amendment, a US appeals court ruled today. "Despite YouTube's ubiquity and its role as a public-facing platform, it remains a private forum, not a public forum subject to judicial scrutiny under the First Amendmen