Amid Further Lawsuits, A Federal Anti-SLAPP Law Is Sorely Needed
Free speech has very strong protections in the United States. Not only do we have laws like CDA 230 that allow review sites like Yelp to exist, but we also have very strong defenses ingrained both in our Constitution and in our statutes. Unfortunately, there are aspects of the legal system that are easily abused; people too often use lawsuits to intimidate others and stifle their speech.
Read more from Adi Kamdar at EFF here: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/01/amid-further-lawsuits-federal-anti-slapp-law-sorely-needed