Truthout: Trump's Threat to Libel Law: How the President Seeks to Silence Critics

PPP Policy Director Evan Mascagni was recently quoted in a Truthout article about Donald Trump's threat to libel law.  Here is an excerpt from that article:

One of Donald Trump's biggest attacks on civil liberties comes from his regular threats to sue reporters for libel if he doesn't like what they write. Trump has repeatedly promised to use his power as president to suppress the freedom of the press, saying, "We're going to open up those libel laws...." On March 30, Trump reiterated his promise in a tweet attacking the "failing" New York Times that ended with, "Change libel laws?"


Evan Mascagni, policy director at the Public Participation Project, noted: "Donald Trump has repeatedly attempted to silence his critics over the years through frivolous lawsuits."

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