YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: Censorship
  • Free Speech Ball at Florida International University

    On October 18th, 2016, Young Americans for Liberty at FIU had their first Fight for Free Speech event! We blew up a 4-foot beach ball (we were unable to secure the usual 7-foot ball before our event date), and pushed it around campus asking students to use their freedom of expression by writing on the …

  • Deep Web Screening at New Mexico State University

    This was our group’s second movie debut ever and it was a hit! We had a group of almost all new members and had a riveting discussion. Everyone was thrilled with the movie and thought that it was very well done. Most of our members had a little background knowledge of Ross Ulbricht and the …

  • Deleting your rude Facebook comment isn’t censorship—and neither are commencement protests

    This week, I looked at the difference between government censorship and private limitations speech—which are really just property rights. “F*ck you and your censorship.” Such was the delightful Facebook message I got to answer two weeks ago. How did a nice girl like me end up on the receiving end of such an unpleasant note? …

  • Forcing Internet Providers to Filter Pornography Would Prove Disastrous

    In light of Prime Minister Cameron’s announcement last week that Britain has asked their country’s Internet service providers (ISP) to filter all pornography before it reaches civilians computers, an interesting, and somewhat ignorant, debate has sparked here on our own soil. Should our ISPs be required to do the same? If one inquired of any …

  • Do as I say, not as I do: The US Government Is Absurdly Hypocritical about Internet Censorship

    It was reported this morning that the head of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, chastised Russia for passing an internet censorship bill.  Let’s look at what the Russian bill would do: The Russian Duma, its lower house of Parliament, approved the controversial bill unanimously on Wednesday. The measure would give the government the power to force …

  • The SOPA Brouhaha Explained

    Want to know the exact what, why, and how of the dangers SOPA (and similar legislation, PIPA) poses to the internet?  This video is for you.  It’s 11 minutes long, yes, but it’s a good 11 minutes to spend educating yourself to explain exactly why this proposed internet censorship is such a problem.  Remember, even …

  • The Internet Goes Dark

    Those who would give up Essential ██████ to purchase a little Temporary safety, deserve neither ██████ nor safety. The sponsors of SOPA & PIPA want you to forget about your inherent liberties.  Don’t let them black that out, too.  Contact these cosponsors and tell them to stop the attack on our liberty! House cosponsors. Senate cosponsors. 

  • YALiberty.org may be shut down for good…

    …if SOPA passes and this copyrighted image stays up: We’re pretty sure this particular artist wouldn’t mind, but if they chose to prosecute, SOPA could easily shut this site down. Learn more about the enormous potential for censorship and abuses SOPA will usher in if we allow it to pass.

  • So You Think the Internet Is Still Free?

    This interesting series of infographics takes aim at the censoring of the internet around the world.  Check out these well-designed infographics about the who, what, how, and why of internet censorship here.