Brian Cuban is an American attorney, author, and activist. He is often interviewed authority on Male Eating Disorders and a lawyer and activist in the areas of First Amendment issues and hate speech. He is also the brother of Mark Cuban and resides in Dallas, Texas. He was born on January 11, 1961, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Pittsburgh and attended Mt. Lebanon High School. Cuban earned his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and his law degree from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania (inactive) and Texas, specializing in First Amendment issues. He runs a blog called "The Cuban Revolution" that he uses as a platform to discuss many First Amendment legal battles and news stories.
He is a recovering alcoholic and drug user and has maintained sobriety since 2007. He is an advocate of medical marijuana. He is also an eating-disorder survivor and has authored a book about his lifelong struggle with body dysmorphic disorder.
Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder
A survivor of bulimia, Brian Cuban has shared his experience with suffering and recovering from an eating disorder in nationwide speaking and television appearances, including a television interview with Katie Couric. In 2013, he authored and released the book "Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder".
Brian Cuban is currently the segment host for “Brian Cuban’s Legal Briefs” on EyeOpener TV. EyeOpener is a syndicated morning show that covers news, weather, sports, and entertainment news. It runs every weekday morning and is currently syndicated in the following locations: KIAH-TV (Houston, TX), KDAF-TV (Dallas, TX), WSFL-TV (Miami, FL), WPHL-TV (Philadelphia, PA), KRCW-TV (Portland, OR) His "Legal Briefs" segment is available on EyeOpener's YouTube and their Facebook page for out of network location viewers.
Hate speech issues with Facebook
Brian Cuban has been concerned about hate speech on Facebook. While commenting "As long as [there] are people, there will be hate speech. It’s the human condition," he has discussed hate speech issues in the cyber-bullying and Holocaust denial areas with Facebook management. He concludes "At least in the brick and mortar world I can pull up The Constitution and Supreme Court opinions that guide me. That standard does not represent the beliefs of all Facebook users across the world but for better or worse that is the standard Facebook uses. It’s transparent. Emulate that aspect as well." He has been trying to have the pages with names such as "Holocaust: A Series of Lies" and "Holocaust is a Holohoax" removed from Facebook since 2008.
Fallen Patriot Fund
He is the Executive Director of the Mark Cuban Foundation which directly supports the Fallen Patriot Fund. Mark Cuban started the Fallen Patriot Fund to help families of U.S. military persons killed or injured during the Iraq War, personally matching the first $1 million in contributions with funds from the Mark Cuban Foundation.
Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal
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- EyeOpener TV YouTube Page
- EyeOpener TV Facebook Page
- Cuban, Brian. "Free Speech And Hate Speech In Social Networks".
- France, Lisa (May 8, 2009). "Facebook urged to remove Holocaust-denial groups". CNN Technology.
- Mackey, Robert (May 13, 2009). "Holocaust Deniers Gather on Facebook". The New York Times.
- "Facebook Holocaust Controversy". Business Week.
- "Facebook Under Fire for Allowing Holocaust Deniers". ABC News.
- "Facebooks Holocaust Deniers". San Francisco Chronicle.
- "Is Facebook changing its tune on Holocaust deniers?". Christian Science Monitor. May 11, 2009. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
- Fallen Patriot Fund website
- Brian Cuban Profile
- Mooney, Michael. "Brian Cuban Ashamed to Be Penn State Alum". Dallas Morning News.
- Lewin, Josh. "Brian Cuban Radio Interview". CBS Radio.