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Editorial: Acknowledge fake ads, not just fake news

Editorial: Acknowledge fake ads, not just fake news

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 27, 2019

It is Facebook’s responsibility to limit ads with false information, not just news with false information.

Editorial: Stephens’ idea of free speech is hypocritical, self-serving

Editorial: Stephens’ idea of free speech is hypocritical, self-serving

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 28, 2019

Stephens’ reaction to a joke made on Twitter at his expense makes him a hypocrite and suggests he’s willing to use his social status to silence critics.

University Senate discusses free speech at annual plenary

University Senate discusses free speech at annual plenary

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

In a week filled with protests and demonstrations in the wake of Michael Rosfeld’s acquittal, the University Senate convened to hold its annual plenary session focused on “Free Speech in the Modern University.”

Opinion | Trump’s executive order for free speech is ineffective

Opinion | Trump’s executive order for free speech is ineffective

By Hayden Timmins, Staff Columnist

March 26, 2019

The order states that the government can withhold federal funds if the school is deemed to have violated the First Amendment, but it offers no specific way of determining this.

Report evaluates colleges’ free speech rules

Report evaluates colleges’ free speech rules

By Neena Hagen, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

Free speech rights are among the most debated topics on college campuses across the country. But the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, FIRE, put free speech issues into numbers in a report last month.

A productive, yet misrepresentative three-way debate

A productive, yet misrepresentative three-way debate

By Neena Hagen, For The Pitt News

November 30, 2017

At colleges across the country — from California to the University of Connecticut — political events frequently turn violent. So when I got to room 324 of the Cathedral of Learning Tuesday evening for the Pitt Political Science Student Association's three-way debate between Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians, I braced myself for a ba...

Pitt students’ protest represents model of free speech

Pitt students’ protest represents model of free speech

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 18, 2017

When protesters descended on campus yesterday afternoon to push a controversial message, they weren’t the only ones ready to exercise their freedom of speech. Members of Christian Interviews, an organization from the Philadelphia area, appeared on the Fifth Avenue-side patio of Towers around 1 p.m. ...

Editorial: Florida university should let professor speak

Editorial: Florida university should let professor speak

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 30, 2017

In the aftermath of last fall’s elections, many on Twitter who had opposed President Donald Trump’s campaign blamed Florida — one of the states that gave the Republican an electoral victory. But Floridians, it seems, are just as quick to condemn the residents of other states that voted red. Kenneth Stor...

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