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Topic: First Amendment

Gawker Has Filed for Bankruptcy and Says It Will Sell to Ziff Davis

Blog network was financially drained by legal battle with Hulk Hogan

Gawker Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday, shortly before announcing the iconic blog network has reached an agreement with Ziff Davis to purchase its seven brands and other…

What Lies Ahead for Gawker Now that a Tech Billionaire Is Bankrolling Lawsuits Against It?

Cash-strapped company reportedly looking to sell

If you thought the Gawker saga would slow down as we creep closer to Memorial Day weekend, you thought wrong. Following a dizzying 24 hours that ended with Silicon Valley billionaire…

After Years of Trading Barbs, Hulk Hogan and Gawker Finally Go to Court

Jury selection begins in former wrestler’s $100 million lawsuit

Over a three-decade career as a professional wrestler, Hulk Hogan made millions of dollars inflicting pain on the likes of Andre the Giant, The Undertaker and The Iron Sheik. This…

Lawmakers Call for Examination of Hate Speech in Media

Bill introduced in wake of Kansas City shooting

Reacting to Sunday's hate crime at two Jewish centers in Kansas City, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) introduced today a bill to update the government's 20-year-old…

Supreme Court Strikes Down Individual Campaign Contribution Limits

Decision likely to unleash more political ad dollars in midterm election

In a move that is sure to increase spending in the upcoming midterm election, the Supreme Court Wednesday struck down campaign contribution limits that capped individual contributions at $123,000. The court…

Facebook Will Delete Illegal Gun Sales Posts

Blocked for users under 18 years old

Facebook and Instagram will take down posts for gun sales that don't follow the law and block all children under 18 from viewing posts from gun sellers or traders. The change…

Finally! FCC Kills Newsroom Study

Critics claimed it violated press freedom

The Federal Communications Commission finally killed the study that caused an uproar because it called for researchers to query the stations it licenses and newspapers about how they make editorial…

GOP Wants FCC Newsroom Study Gone for Good

Rep. Walden to introduce legislation and hold hearing

Even though the Federal Communications Commission chairman said the agency would stay out of the newsroom in a proposed study of the media marketplace, GOP leaders want to make sure…

FCC Suspends Controversial Newsroom Study

Action follows charges that it violated freedom of the press

The Federal Communications Commission said Friday it has pulled the plug on its controversial study that proposed sending researchers into the stations it licenses to inquire about the editorial process. "In…

FCC Backs Off Study of Newsroom Editorial Practices [Updated]

GOP said study violated freedom of the press

UPDATE, Feb. 20: The Federal Communications Commission told GOP lawmakers that the agency has "no intention" of interfering in the editorial decision-making of broadcast stations and newspapers. In a letter released…

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