Topic: Free speech

What the Paris Attack Can Teach Us about Freedom of Expression

Jan. 16, 2015
What the Paris Attack Can Teach Us about Freedom of Expression

The events of the past week in Paris have been rightly interpreted not simply as an act of terrorism, but as an outright attack on the most fundamental value in a free society the right of free speech and free expression of ideas.

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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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The cost of political speech

March 31, 2011
The cost of political speech

What went on and who said what at the latest Free Speech Dialogue, a semesterly panel discussion that addresses free speech controversies.

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Alum's film aims to open dialogue about Columbus Day

Oct. 8, 2010
Alum's film aims to open dialogue about Columbus Day

Columbus Day may top the list of contentious federal holidays. For some, the day stirs up pride; for others, anger.

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