U.S. laws regulating online speech offer broad protections for private companies, but experts worry free expression may be threatened by "better safe than sorry" voluntary censorship.
- U.S. laws regulating online speech offer broad protections for internet intermediaries.
- Despite this, companies typically follow a "better safe than sorry" approach to protect against legal action or loss of reputation.
- Silencing contentious opinions can have detrimental effects, such as social exclusion and negating reconciliation.
It may create the conditions for further inequality.
- The Danish government is building nine artificial islands known as Holmene off the coast of Hvidovre.
- The 33 million square feet of new land will house 380 businesses and 170 acres of parkland, creating 30,000 new jobs.
- Local residents fear this project will alienate the middle class while disrupting traffic and public transportation systems in nearby Copenhagen.
You can become a tree or even the soil supporting it.
- Recomposition is the process of turning human bodies into soil.
- Recompose founder Katrina Spade dreamed up her company after learning about livestock being composted.
- Washington might be the first state in the nation to legally add this as a viable option for the deceased.
Luxembourg will offer the world's first fare-free public transit system, but is there really such a thing as a free ride?
- To combat congestion, Luxembourg aims to become the first country to implement fare-free public transit services.
- Other European nations are considering similar courses, but across the pond the United States continues to fumble its public transportation to deleterious effects.
- Luxembourg's goal is noble, but it will have to overcome historic trends showing such fare-free systems rarely work in the long run.
Between 6,000-10,000 churches are left behind every year in America.
- With many churches only being operational for a few hours each week, thousands of churches are shutting down.
- Church attendance is down nationwide, adding to the problem of what to do with so much real estate.
- Inventive uses for abandoned churches include co-working spaces, Airbnbs, and bookstores.
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