Can social media be “fixed”?

Executives from Twitter, Facebook and Google testified before Congress. Again.
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Podcast: Free Spirits, or Discussing the State of the First Amendment Over Drinks

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What do Americans know about the First Amendment, and how do they feel about issues like social media policies, campus speech and the relationship between the press and the President? 
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Podcast: Protecting Dissent

While most people are distracted by watching the White House, states are trying to pass laws that will chill the freedom to protest.
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Podcast: Context, Please

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How can the news media help people understand complex issues? By providing a little context.
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When do rants exceed First Amendment boundaries and become true threats?

First Amendment scholar David Hudson’s article in the ABA Journal discusses the limits of First Amendment protection for speech.
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Does it really matter that Americans don’t know exactly what the First Amendment says?

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Americans are generally aware that the First Amendment gives them the right to express themselves but are pretty fuzzy on its actual details.
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Podcast: Deconstructing the “Gay Wedding Cake” Case

Lata Nott delves into one of the most controversial cases on the Supreme Court’s docket this year, Masterpiece Cakeshop, and what the Court’s decision means for First Amendment and LGBTQ rights.
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The biggest threat to democracy might be the loss of local newspapers

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It’s not national news media outlets that we need to worry about. Smaller newspapers are suffering.
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Half-Baked? The Supreme Court Decision on Masterpiece Cakeshop

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The Supreme Court’s much-anticipated decision on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case sidesteps overarching issues of religious freedom and gay rights.
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