Administrators at a Delaware school district have removed Facebook comments dissenting from the District’s position on student protests planned in the wake of the Parkland shooting.
The university was sued by a group of students for failing to protect them from peer-on-peer harassment by not banning a social media app. NCAC writes in support of the university’s commitment to free speech.
NPR has announced it will remove the comments section from its website. But what are the implications for freedom of speech?
Reports out this week claiming that the social media giant selectively removes conservative news items from #trending topics has drawn accusations of censorship, most distressingly from a member of Congress charged with oversight of issues relating to technology, communications and the Internet.
NCAC board member Chris Peterson gave an excellent presentation –as part of a MIT Civic Ignite program with the Knight Foundation– on how “user generated censorship” can emerge in social media like Digg and Facebook . Chris’ talk starts at about 9:43 but the whole video is full of great information for free speech defenders. […]