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FBI Should Never Impersonate Journalists

projoFrom the The Providence Journal:

New England First Amendment Coalition executive director Justin Silverman said, “Having government officials — particularly those in law enforcement — go around impersonating members of the press very much undermines the ability of reporters to gather the news, gain the trust of sources and build relationships with the communities they cover.” [Full Story]

Post Reporter Barred from Trump-Pence Rally

projoFrom The Providence Journal:

New England First Amendment Coalition executive director Justin Silverman said: “Trump’s crusade against journalists needs to end. Whether this reporter attended the event as a member of the media or as a private citizen, access should have been provided. Cherry-picking an audience is a campaign interest, not a public interest.” [Full Story]

States Debate Privacy Protections as Technology Speeds Ahead

statelineFrom Stateline

Companies that produce some of the new technologies, such as the makers of education software and drones, fear the restrictions will stifle innovation and commerce. Others, such as Justin Silverman, executive director of the New England First Amendment Coalition, say some of the restrictions, such as those on drones, body cameras and “revenge porn” — nude or sexually graphic images shared without consent — may infringe on free speech protections. [Full Story]

Snapchat Wants to Make Your Voting Selfies Legal

Untitled-1From Cosmopolitan:

Justin Silverman, the executive director of the New England First Amendment Coalition, agrees with Snapchat. He told the Times that there is little evidence to indicate that vote-buying is “actually occurring,” and that bans on voting booth photography infringe on First Amendment rights.

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