Free Expression on Social Media

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First Amendment Center

Social media platforms are private companies, and can censor their websites as they see fit. Given their growing role in public discourse, the First Amendment Center use interactive graphics and visual aids to take a look at the censorship policies of various social media platforms and compare them to each other.
Protection from government censorship for individual expressions of hate speech, obscenity, and harassment is also addressed.

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tags: media literacy, fake news


The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center is a forum for the study and exploration of issues related to free expression, religious freedom, and press freedom, and an authoritative source of information, news, and analysis of these issues. The Center provides education, information and entertainment to educators, students, policy makers, legal experts, and the general public. The Center is nonpartisan and does not lobby, litigate or provide legal advice.