Trumpian media censorship has been seen before

PAULINE MURPHY sees a parallel between the US president’s hatred of free speech and Mussolini’s suppression of the press

THE First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” 

Those words are a simple act of democracy in which free speech and free press can be guaranteed in a free society, but those...
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