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Opinion: Free Speech Fight Continues Around the World

Paul Coleman in Newsweek: Fight for Free Speech Continues Around the World

“Gusty November may bring with it favorable winds for online free speech. Elon Musk’s highly anticipated acquisition promises meaningful change for the Twitter landscape, with the prospect of canceled voices being soon released from the dark recesses of Twitter “jail.” Those of us who have lamented the shrinking space for free speech online should celebrate these signs of hope. But let us not lose sight of the international state of affairs for speech—in much of the world, the mere act of taking your thoughts online could constitute a crime.

What we have before us is a dangerous and escalating international trend of criminalizing the exercise of the basic human right to free speech,” writes Paul Coleman, ADF International Executive Director.

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