Cheap Speech offers a fresh, persuasive and deeply disturbing overview of the baleful and dangerous impact on the nation of widely disseminated false speech on social media.  Richard Hasen, the country’s leading expert about election law, has written this book with flair and clarity.”
—Floyd Abrams, author of The Soul of the First Amendment

“As Rick Hasen says of the moment we’re in, ‘the matter is urgent, and the stakes could not be higher.’ He’s right. Hasen’s book could not be timelier and more salient. If you want to understand the problems we face at the intersection of speech and elections, this is the book to read.”
—Trevor Potter, Founder and President of Campaign Legal Center

“Rick Hasen not only details the threats that disinformation, misinformation and manipulation pose to democracy and civil society but offers concrete ideas for ameliorating them. Essential and compelling reading at a critical time in our history.”
—Norman Ornstein, co-author of It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism

“Professor Rick Hasen, the foremost expert on election law in the country, has written an enormously important book on how American democracy is endangered by the ability to easily disseminate false information over the internet and social media.”
—Erwin Chemerinsky, author of Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights

“Rick Hasen has done with ‘cheap speech’ what he has achieved so well in his other writing on contemporary and urgent election law topics. Anyone interested in this subject will learn much from this book, which will help inform the national debate.”
—Bob Bauer, co-author of After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency