Hall Center For The Humanities


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

Tue., Mar. 25, 2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Co-sponsored by The Commons, the School of Journalism, & the Office of the Provost
Location: The Commons, Spooner Hall

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 discussion will be moderated by Deanell Reece Tacha, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the School of Law and professor of law at Pepperdine University and KU alumna.

The event will be livestreamed here: http://www.thecommons.ku.edu/FreeSpeech/

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