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'Fanning The Flames: Disinformation and Extremism In The Media': Testimony of Jonathan Turley, Before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, February 24, 2021   [open pdf - 350KB]

This is the February 24, 2021 testimony of Jonathan Turley on, "Fanning The Flames: Disinformation and Extremism In The Media," before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. From the Introduction: "I would like to touch on three basic points in my testimony today. First, I will briefly address the problem of disinformation and extremist speech in our society. Second, I will discuss the growing anti-free speech movement building within our society. Third, and finally, I will address how free speech remains the best response to bad speech. Increasingly, free speech is being referenced as a danger in itself that needs to be controlled as opposed to being the very value that defines us as a people. History has shown that limiting free speech will not reduce hateful or false speech, but rather will only fuel such speech in different forums while enforcing approved or orthodox viewpoints. Before you abandon the bright lines of protections for free speech and the free press, I urge you to consider and weigh those costs in the interest of our country."

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2021-02-24
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