Enemies of Debate

Instead of engaging in healthy debate about ideas, some activists want information about citizens so they can target people for their personal beliefs and subject them to harassment and intimidation in order to silence those they disagree with.

NCAC: Free Expression During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This timeline tracks the free expression concerns raised as governments and private companies enact emergency measures to contain and manage the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. Along with new regulations issued in the interest of public health come concerns about incursions on civil liberties and threats to free expression. Free speech and civil liberties advocates anticipated some of these concerns, but as regulations change and the crisis continues, new and unexpected issues arise.

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