The Age of Reverse Censorship

The First Amendment was drafted when speech was expensive and attention was abundant. Can it adapt to an era of too much speech and too little attention?

David A. Graham
Jun 28, 2018 · 5 min read
The Washington restaurant Comet Ping Pong became the target of a conspiracy theory. Photo: Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Talk is cheap, it’s said — but for most of human history that wasn’t really the case. When the framers of the U.S. Constitution drafted the First Amendment…

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