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Michigan gets ‘F’ grade for lack of law against costly, speech-chilling lawsuits

November 3, 2023

Michigan has earned the dubious distinction of being one of just 17 states with no law protecting against costly, frivolous lawsuits that are used to intimidate and silence critics. As a result, these states earned an “F” in the 2023 Anti-SLAPP Report Card, recently released by the Institute of Free Speech. In fact, according to the report card, Michigan earned 0 out of 100 points.

Read more at Detroit Metro Times

Everything You Need To Know About Section 230

March 3, 2020

In the United States, the First Amendment prohibits the government from restricting most forms of speech. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which was passed in 1996, protects websites from lawsuits if a user posts something illegal, although there are exceptions for copyright violations, sex work-related material, and violations of federal criminal law.

Read more at The Verge

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