Topic: Social Media

Facebook, Twitter and Youtube: What Role do Social Media Companies Have in Stopping Speech?

Sept. 9, 2014
Facebook, Twitter and Youtube: What Role do Social Media Companies Have in Stopping Speech?

After the extremist group ISIS posted a YouTube video of American journalist James Foley's execution, Google-owned YouTube took the video down, and Twitter's CEO said in a tweet, "We have been and are actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery."

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Employers Should Give Prospective Hires More Space, Anonymity Online

July 3, 2014
Employers Should Give Prospective Hires More Space, Anonymity Online

If you have ever ridden a crowded subway or bus at rush hour, you have likely noticed that when strangers encounter each other, they briefly exchange eye contact before looking away. In densely shared spaces, choosing to look away is neither rude nor unusual.

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With New Policy, Freedom of Speech in Education is Threatened

June 5, 2014
With New Policy, Freedom of Speech in Education is Threatened

The Kansas Board of Regents recently approved a new policy designed to restrict what employees are allowed to write on social media. The policy is the result of a tweet by journalism professor David Guth after the killing of 12 people at the Washington Naval Yard in Washington, D.C.

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Ten UT-Related Twitter Accounts You Should Follow

April 4, 2013
Ten UT-Related Twitter Accounts You Should Follow

@UTAustin has sky-high Twitter Klout (that's social media influence). But it's not the only UT feed worth following. Get the full list.

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UT Austin College of Communication Organizes Live Super Bowl Ad Rating Panel

Feb. 1, 2013

During this Sunday's Super Bowl, advertising professors from The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication will live tweet critiques of Super Bowl ads.

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