From Washington Internet Daily:

Historically, free speech, libel and First Amendment laws have been about the institutional press, but now such laws apply to all people, said Mike Godwin, general counsel for think tank R Street Institute during the Thursday-evening event. “That’s a really important generational shift that’s really just happened in the last few decades.” Some companies and individuals use strategic lawsuits against public participation — popularly known as SLAPPs — to chill free speech and deter people from even expressing their opinion, the panelists said.

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