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The Scorched-Earth Legal Strategy Corporations Are Using to Silence Their Critics

Sasha Chavkin

Energy and extractive industry giants are targeting environmentalists with racketeering charges.

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Biden Moves Ahead on Trump Plan to Build Israel Embassy on Stolen Palestinian Land

Alice Speri

Objections from the land’s rightful owners — including U.S. citizens — are going unacknowledged by the administration.

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Elon Musk Is Taking Aim at Journalists. I’m One of Them.

Micah Lee

The tweet — and the journalism — that got me suspended from Twitter.

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Not a Joke, the Pentagon Wants to Name a Warship the USS Fallujah

Peter Maass

Why is the U.S. choosing to celebrate its most murderous and merciless battles in Iraq?

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How Elon Musk Says He Catches Leakers at His Companies

Nikita Mazurov

Musk has boasted of entrapping a Tesla leaker by watermarking emails, and he is threatening any dissidents still at Twitter.

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Journalism Source Protection Bill Gets a Last-Minute Senate Push

Ryan Grim

A sweeping bill blocking prosecutors from targeting journalists for their sources or seizing their data already passed the House and is within striking distance in the Senate.

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Covid Disinformation Doctor Wants to Help Elon Musk Do Medical Fact-Checks on Twitter

Micah Lee

Convicted U.S. Capitol insurrectionist Simone Gold offered her vaccine disinformation group America’s Frontline Doctors for the job.

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Emboldened Right-Wing Activists Spread Lies About Rep. Katie Porter on Twitter

Robert Mackey

Video of Rep. Katie Porter calling out right-wing activists for falsely accusing LGBTQ+ Americans of being pedophiles was misleadingly edited to accuse her of condoning pedophilia.

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Elon Musk’s Growing Purge of His Twitter Critics — at the Behest of the Far Right

Akela Lacy

The anarchist website It’s Going Down has no idea why its account was suspended. It had never tweeted about Elon Musk’s private jet.

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Remember When Bush-Era College Republicans Sang About Slaughtering “the Left”?

Jon Schwarz

The jolly tune was written from the perspective of Nazi Germany.

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