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Corporations use Libel Law to Stifle Dissent

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Why would I spend a million dollars in legal fees just to force you to spend $100,000 defending yourself?  Maybe to shut you up.

This corporate tactic from the 1970s, held in check for decades, is once again on the rise.  In a culture where everything has its price, the First Amendment has been a leveling influence.  That's why it's been a major priority for some corporations to impose a cost on 'free speech'.

Ian MacDougall writing for Harpers March issue.

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