“Thorny Questions”: New York Times Ponders Whether “Misinformation” is Protected Speech

July 22, 2023 1 min read

Jonathan Turley
Jonathan Turley Blog

Excerpt: We have often discussed the embrace of censorship by the left and many Democratic politicians, including President Joe Biden. However, the most distressing aspect of this trend has been the support of many in the media. That erosion of support for free speech was on display this week in a tweet from a New York Times’ reporter. Sheryl Gay Stolberg said that this week’s effort by Democrats to censor Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. “raised thorny questions” about whether misinformation is protected speech.

There are no “thorny questions” over the censorship of this speech, because misinformation is unquestionably protected under the First Amendment.

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