The Legal Challenges of Social Media to Freedom of Expression – December 2013

The law has struggled to adapt to social media. How does the law regulate free speech? This conference sought to address those questions based on different legal disciplines.

Through social media, the monolith of speech has infiltrated all forms of space. The individual has instant access to self-expression. The public interest has seemingly been served by instant access to information and a variety of forms of engagement with that information. The law has struggled to adapt and for good reason: how does the law regulate speech; a term which is viewed as an inherent good of a democratic society? The presenters at this conference will address this question based on different legal disciplines.

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