Data & Democracy: What is Free Speech in the Age of Social Media?

7:00pm Tuesday, March 25, 2014 The Commons
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 Moderator, D

Sponsored by The Commons, the School of Journalism, and the Office of the Provost

Red Hot Research 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.

The event will be viewable online via a livestream broadcast at, and those attending remotely will have the opportunity to participate in Q&A via twitter using the hashtag #DataDemocracy.

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