First Amendment
Krieg Barrie

Rules for outrage

Politics | Five guidelines before you argue
by Joel Belz
Posted 6/12/19, 04:51 pm

Maybe it’s the summer heat. Or maybe it’s the launch of a new presidential election cycle. Whatever the source, it’s appropriate to ask: How angry does God allow His people to get when they see or hear something really wrong going on?

Pretty angry, the Bible suggests. But never so angry that it prompts you to sinful behavior. It’s a balance we at WORLD struggle to keep in mind.

So if you’re finding yourself in the thick of things and are worrying that the tea kettle is about to blow its lid, here’s a short list of warnings and suggestions.

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Social speech

Free Speech | The Trump administration wades into the bog of internet platform bias
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/21/19, 04:25 pm

The White House has launched an online form soliciting stories from people who believe social media platforms have censored them for political reasons. The questionnaire, which asks for each responder’s name, contact information, citizenship status, and information about the alleged censorship, does not specify what the administration plans to do with the information but signals the government’s increasing interest in social media moderation practices.

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Facebook bans ‘dangerous’ users

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/03/19, 11:51 am

Facebook announced on Thursday that it has banned six well-known internet personalities, including some with what many consider to be extreme or conspiratorial views, from its platforms. Leader of the Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and his site Infowars, Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, and Laura Loomer were all banned for violating Facebook’s policy against “dangerous individuals.” The latest ban also applies to Facebook’s Instagram platform and blocks fan pages and related accounts.

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