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How Defamation Suits Are Used to Stifle Free Speech

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06/11/2021Ryan McMaken

There is no place in a free society for a government that sues private citizens for defamation. But even between private parties, defamation suits are often used by the powerful to silence others.

Original Article: "How Defamation Suits Are Used to Stifle Free Speech"

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