DATA & DEMOCRACY: WHAT IS FREE SPEECH IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA?
Amid a changing social landscape of connectivity and communication, the legal and societal landscape of what is meant by 'free speech' may be shifting as well. The First Amendment guarantees free speech, but what are the substance and forms of that protection in the age of social media?
As the use of social media in daily life grows exponentially, we consider what free speech and privacy mean in an era of immediate and unfettered access to wide dissemination, and whether there are new rules that characterize social engagement and free expression today. This event is sponsored by The Commons, the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications, and the Office of the Provost.
Frank LoMonte, Executive Director, Student Press Law Center
Amy Gajda, Associate Professor of Law, Tulane University Law School
Stephen R. McAllister, E.S. & Tom W. Hampton Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law
Deanell Reece Tacha, Moderator, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the School of Law, Pepperdine University