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MP3 of my Pacifica Radio interview on Facebook Conniving

Kevin Pina of Pacifica Radio Network interviewed me last Thursday on my USA Today oped on Facebook censorship policies.  Facebook has become far more aggressive recently in heaving people off its platform.  But the impact of Facebook’s banishments are dwarfed by the stampede to the exit by other Facebook users.     We had lots of fun […]

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Why Government Immunity Must Be Spiked

The American Conservative The Government: Liability for Thee But Not for Me Why are those who work for the state never held accountable for the damage they inflict? By James Bovard • July 26, 2018 Few Americans recognize the Yukon-sized legal rights void in their daily lives. I was recently reminded of this hard fact […]

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My Nazi Tendencies Exposed

Someone kindly posted my TSA cigar cutter story in a Facebook group for cigar fans. One guy responded, scoffing that I was as a “self-interest hack.” I pointed out that he should have written “self-interested hack.” So he denounced me as a “grammar nazi.” I kindly noted that “Nazi” should be capitalized. He retorted that that […]

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The Hill: Facebook Farce Shows Congressional Deviousness & Demagoguery

The Hill, November 4, 2017 Facebook farce shows lawmaker deviousness, demagoguery by James Bovard  The 2016 election was the first time in history that goofy advertisements were considered an act of war. The frenzy on Capitol Hill over a smattering of Russian advertisements would be comical except that most of the American media has jumped […]

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USA TODAY: Facebook’s Vast Censorship Regimes

USA TODAY, October 27, 2017 Facebook censored me. Cross your country’s government and it might censor you too. by James Bovard Facebook said my post’s image of a violent FBI raid ‘incorrectly triggered our automation tools.’ But it wasn’t the first time an iconic image vanished. Responding to Russian-funded political advertisements, Facebook chairman Mark Zuckerberg declared last month that […]

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