A SLAPP, or “strategic lawsuit against public participation,” is a little known but widespread threat to the First Amendment. SLAPPs are meritless suits brought by companies, individuals and sometimes the government, not to win, but to silence critics. Congress is now considering federal anti-SLAPP legislation. OTM producer Nazanin Rafsanjani investigates.
This week on the Boing Boing Boing podcast: the Boingers chat with Wired Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson.
Cory Doctorow and the Boing Boing Boing team talk to William Gibson about Spook Country.