Crews on The Case Against Social Media Content Regulation@wayne_crews

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Competitive Enterprise Institute, has published The Case against Social Media Content Regulation: Reaffirming Congress’ Duty to Protect Online Bias, 'Harmful Content,' and Dissident Speech from the Administrative State as CEI, Issue Analysis 2020, no. Clyde Crews, Jr.,

Wilson and Land on Hate Speech on Social Media @richardawilson7

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Land, both of University of Connecticut School of Law, are publishing Hate Speech on Social Media: Towards a Context-Specific Content Moderation Policy in the Connecticut Law Review. Richard Ashby Wilson and Molly K.

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Marmor on Privacy in Social Media @CornellLaw

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Andrei Marmor, Cornell Law School, has published Privacy in Social Media as Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. This paper is about the state of privacy in social media. 20-10. Here is the abstract. Most people’s immediate concern about privacy

Fagan on Optimal Social Media Content Moderation and Platform Immunities

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Frank Fagan, EDHEC Business School, is publishing Optimal Social Media Content Moderation and Platform Immunities in the European Journal of Law and Economics. Here is the abstract. This Article presents a model of the lawmakers' choice between implementing a new

Defining Social Media

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Wildman, Michigan State University; Quello Center, have published Social Media Definition and the Governance Challenge: An Introduction to Jonathan A. Obar, University of Toronto, Faculty of Information & Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts & Sciences, and Steven S.

Retailer Reminder: FTC Releases Guidance for Social Media Influencers

New Media and Technology Law

With the online shopping season in full swing, the FTC decided that online retailers might benefit from a reminder as to the dos and don’ts for social media influencers. Thus, the FTC released a new guide, “ Disclosures 101 for Social Media Influencers ,” that reiterates its repeated position about the responsibility of “influencers” to disclose “material” connections with brands when endorsing products in online posts.

Three Issues @HawleyMO Should Address in his Anti-Social Media Addiction Bill

Music Technology Policy

Senator Josh Hawley recently introduced the The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act which is legislation to go after social media addiction. If you doubt that, just try a search for “12 step social media addiction” or “12 step gaming addiction” or “12 step internet addiction.” All the legislation in the world is unlikely to resolve these underlying social issues.

Social media prohibition held unconstitutional

The Legal Satyricon

Contiguglia The 7th Circuit court of appeals Wednesday declared an outright ban on social media usage by convicted sex offenders to be a violation of the First Amendment. By Andrew J. At the crux of the arguments is the public’s right to be protected from convicted sex offenders and the offender’s right to send and [.]. Civil Liberties First Amendment

Financial services: transparency through social media?

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ReliefWeb » Document » Iraq / Wikileaks: statement by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights GENEVA (26 October 2010)– "The files reportedly indicate that the US knew, among other things, about widespread use of torture and ill-treatment of detainees by Iraqi forces, and yet proceeded with the transfer of thousands of persons who had been detained by US forces to Iraqi custody between early 2009 and July 2010.

Social media prohibition, unconstitutional

Entertainment Law

The 7th Circuit court of appeals yesterday declared an outright ban on social media usage by convicted sex offenders to be a violation of the First Amendment. Turning to the Indiana statute, the state agrees there is nothing dangerous about Doe’s use of social media as long as he does not improperly communicate with minors. Further, there is no disagreement that illicit communication comprises a minuscule subset of the universe of social network activity.

Experimenting On Social Media Users

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James Grimmelmann, University of Maryland School of Law, has published The Law and Ethics of Experiments on Social Media Users at 13 Colorado Technology Law Journal 219 (2015). Here is the abstract. If you were on Facebook in January 2012

Do you need to clear music rights for your social media advertising campaigns? – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

Gordon P. Firemark

TRANSCRIPT: Do you need to clear music rights for your social-media advertising campaigns? We are not really sure how to navigate through the music licensing channels and wanted to ask: In terms of agreements for paid ads specifically through Facebook and other social media platforms (not including TV or radio) that are only to get our name out there to help get clientele do we need the full rights to a song? VIDEO: [link].

Social Media and Violent Speech

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Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, University of Florida Levin College of Law, has published Incendiary Speech and Social Media in volume 44 of the Texas Tech Law Review (2011). Incidents illustrating the incendiary capacity of social media have Here is the abstract.

Mueller on Challenging the Social Media Moral Panic: Preserving Free Expression Under Hypertransparency @miltonmueller

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Milton Mueller, Georgia Institute of Technology, is publishing Challenging the Social Media Moral Panic: Preserving Free Expression Under Hypertransparency in Cato Institute Policy Analysis (no. 876, 2019 Social media 876) (2019). Here is the abstract. Cato Institute Policy Analysis, No.

Cetina Presuel and Martinez Sierra on Social Media Platforms as News Publishers and Distributors @RodrigoCetina

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Martinez Sierra have published Algorithms and the News: Social Media Platforms as News Publishers and Distributors at 18 Revista De Comunicación 261-285 (2019). With billons of users, social media platforms (e.g.Rodrigo Cetina Presuel and J. Here is the abstract.

Hidy on Social Media Use and Viewpoint Discrimination @xuwcb

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Kathleen Hidy, Xavier University College of Business, is publishing Social Media Use and Viewpoint Discrimination: A First Amendment Judicial Tightrope Walk With Rights and Risks Hanging in the Balance in the Marquette Law Review. Here is the abstract. This Article

Social Media, Traditional Media, and the Naming of the Whistleblower

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From CNN: Both Facebook and YouTube announced on Friday that they are removing mentions of the whistleblower's name from their platforms, citing concerns that such content could could lead to harm and pointing to their policy prohibiting "outing of witness

Fagan on Systemic Social Media Regulation @EDHEC_BSchool

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Frank Fagan, EDHEC Business School, is publishing Systemic Social Media Regulation in the Duke Law & Technology Review. Social media platforms are motivated by profit, corporate image, long-term viability, good citizenship, and a desire for friendly Here is the abstract.

Mantouvalou on Discipline and Dismissal for Social Media Activity @vmantouvalou

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Discipline and Dismissal for Social Media Activity in the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations Virginia Mantouvalou, University College London, Faculty of Law, is publishing ‘I Lost My Job Over a Facebook Post – Was that Fair?’

Hooker on Censorship, Free Speech & Facebook: Applying the First Amendment to Social Media Platforms via the Public Function Exception @MatthewPHooker

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Matthew Hooker, Wake Forest University School of Law, is publishing Censorship, Free Speech & Facebook: Applying the First Amendment to Social Media Platforms via the Public Function Exception in volume 15 of the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts

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Tsesis on Social Media Accountability for Terrorist Propaganda @LoyolaLaw

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Alexander Tsesis, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, is publishing Social Media Accountability for Terrorist Propaganda in volume 86 of the Fordham Law Review (2017). Terrorist organizations have found social media websites to be invaluable for Here is the abstract.

Social Media and the Australian Judiciary

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Alysia Blackham, University of Cambridge, and George Williams, University of New South Wales, have published Australian Courts and Social Media in volume 38 or the Alternative Law Journal (2013). Social media, like Facebook and Twitter, are Here is the abstract.

Social Media Decisions

Entertainment Law

The Court ruled that the law imposed “a sweeping ban on many commonly read news and information websites,” as well as social networking sites. I ran across these two court decisions recently. Two very different interpretations of First Amendment Protection. . PFLAG v. Camdenton School Dist.

Tsesis on Terrorist Speech on Social Media

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Alexander Tsesis, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, is publishing Terrorist Speech on Social Media in volume 70 of the Vanderbilt Law Review (2017). Here is the abstract. The presence of terrorist speech on the Internet tests the limits of

Social Media Arbitration Clauses and Fairness

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Koenig, Northeastern University and Michael L> Rustad, Suffolk University Law School, have published Fundamentally Unfair: An Empirical Analysis of Social Media Arbitration Clauses at 65 Case Western Reserve Law Review 341 (2014). Thomas H. Here is the abstract. Our systematic

Kahn on Denial, Memory Bans, and Social Media

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Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), has published Denial, Memory Bans and Social Media. Robert Kahn, University of St. Here is the abstract. We live in an age of ready availability of information… including hate speech, genocide denial and narratives of

The Euromaidan Protests and Social Media

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Bruce Etling, Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society has published Russia, Ukraine, and the West: Social Media Sentiment in the Euromaidan Protests as Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2014-13. Here is the abstract. This paper investigates sentiment in

Verify U.S. Government Social Media Accounts

Media Law

There is certainly reason to doubt sometimes, given the frequency of fake and spoof social-media accounts. government has a web page that lets you verify whether a social media account is really managed by the U.S. Federal Government Social Media Accounts | USA.gov. Ever wonder whether a Twitter feed is really from the government body or official it claims to be?

Social Media and Human Rights

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Ira Steven Nathenson, St. Thomas University School of Law, has published Super-Intermediaries, Code, Human Rights at 8 Intercultural Human Rights Law Review 19 (2013). Here is the abstract. We live in an age of intermediated network communications. Although the internet

Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern

New Media and Technology Law

Some are relatively well-known, particularly those which identify people in online social networks and photo storage services. Does facial recognition technology clash with a consumer’s rights in a way that “manual” tagging of photographs by social media users would not? Privacy Social Media Technology Biometric Information Privacy Act Facial recognition NTIA meetings

School Employees and Social Media

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The Misguided Proliferation of Restrictive Social Networking Policies for School Employees in volume 9 of the Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy (2014). Janet R. Decker, Indiana University, has published Facebook Phobia! Here is the abstract. Employers have dismissed

Social media prohibition held unconstitutional

The Legal Satyricon

Contiguglia The 7th Circuit court of appeals Wednesday declared an outright ban on social media usage by convicted sex offenders to be a violation of the First Amendment. By Andrew J. At the crux of the arguments is the public’s right to be protected from convicted sex offenders and the offender’s right to send and [.]. Civil Liberties First Amendment

Of Governments and Social Media

Media Law Prof Blog

Regime Responses to The Political Uses of Social Media, as an APSA 2011 Annual Meeting Philip N. Howard, Sheetal D. Agarwal, and Muzammil M. Hussain, Department of Communication, University of Washington, have published When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks?

Social Media and Freedom of the Press

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Michael Palmer and Jérémie Nicey have published Social Media and the Freedom of the Press: A Long-Term Perspective from within International News Agencies (AFP, Reuters) in ESSACHESS: Journal for Communication Studies, volume 5 (2012). Here is the abstract. Since the

Douglas on Assessment of Damages in Defamation by Social Media

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Michael Douglas, University of Sydney Faculty of Law, has published ‘Their Evil Lies in the Grapevine Effect’: Assessment of Damages in Defamation by Social Media at 20 Media and Arts Review 367 (2015). The number of cases of defamation by

Gotta Whole Lotta Likes: Social Media Oppo to Article 13 Continues

Music Technology Policy

Here’s a few examples of what the Twitter campaign against Article 13 looks like, draw your own conclusions: Article 13 Fake News

Social Media and Freedom of the Press

Media Law Prof Blog

Michael Palmer and Jérémie Nicey have published Social Media and the Freedom of the Press: A Long-Term Perspective from within International News Agencies (AFP, Reuters) in ESSACHESS: Journal for Communication Studies, volume 5 (2012). Here is the abstract. Since the

Speech and Censorship On Social Media

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David Schwartz, Ghal Silverman, and Inbal Yahav, all of Bar-Ilan University, have published News Censorship in Social Networks: A Study of Circumvention in the Commentsphere. We study the interplay between online news, reader comments, and social Here is the abstract.

Student Athletes and Social Media

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Marcus Allan Hauer has published The Legal Issues of Banning Student-Athletes’ Social Media Speech. Here is the abstract. An increasing number of public universities have banned their student-athletes from using twitter out of fear of players tweeting something that will

U.S. Olympic Committee Escapes Lawsuit Over Social Media Gagging

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A carpet cleaning company went to court to argue the USOC was exaggerating its legal rights, but a judge won't hear it. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Messenger on Rethinking the Right of Publicity in the Context of Social Media @ashmessesq @NPR

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Ashley Messenger, American University, has published Rethinking the Right of Publicity in the Context of Social Media. Here is the abstract. This paper, inspired by a tweet by Chevy (the maker of Corvette) after Prince's death in 2016, explores whether

Sexting, Social Media, and the Law

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JoAnne Sweeny, University of Louisville School of Law has published Sexting and Freedom of Expression: A Comparative Approach in volume 102 of the Kentucky Law Journal (2013/2014). Here is the abstract. According to a recent poll, one in four American

Andrea Tantaros Claims Fox News "Tortured" Her Via Hacking, Social Media Stalking

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The television personality alleges her former employer violated both criminal and civil law. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online