Free Speech and Social Media Deliberation

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For the last century, the Supreme Court has tried to define what the First Amendment means and exactly what kinds of speech are and are not protected. The advent of social media raises a host of new questions. Is an online statement threatening, if the author doesn’t intend it to be so? Where’s the line between friendly banter and cyberbullying? Should there be consequences for defaming someone online? How should the government deal with terrorist organizations that use social media? To what extent should your activity on social media be protected as free speech under the First Amendment?

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