Social Media

Trump’s Use of Twitter Puts Him in Constitutional Hot Water

Supreme Court

The president’s tweets may be used against him in court in two separate legal battles.
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Newseum’s ‘Today’s Front Pages’ Exhibit Goes Dark

WithoutNews

On Monday, as part of its #WithoutNews campaign, the Newseum also recognized journalists who died covering the news in 2016.
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Why Social Media Keeps Failing Us

Social media may never strike the right balance between free expression and safety, decency and truth.
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First Amendment Doesn’t Protect Public Employees from All Facebook Posts

A recent Tennessee case shows that there are limits to free-speech protection for public employees who cross certain boundaries.
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To Tweet Or Not To Tweet

First Amendment Center legal intern Melemaikalani Moniz lays out what government employees can and can’t post on social media.
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Sexually Explicit Picture Not Fighting Words, Rules Colorado Appeals Court

The court found that a 14-year-old did not commit disorderly conduct because the explicit picture he drew was protected by the First Amendment.
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Considering the Future of Journalism

Considering the Future of Journalism

On Nov. 15, the Newseum hosted a discussion with Richard Gingras, vice president of Google News, and Michael Oreskes, senior vice president of news and editorial director at NPR.
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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Removal of College Student for Facebook Posts

A public college had the authority to remove a nursing student from its program for Facebook posts without violating the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled. The decision
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Federal Judge: School Officials Justified in Suspending Student for Cyberbullying

What happens when cyberbullying laws and policies collide with a student’s First Amendment free-speech claims? A recent federal district court decision out of New Jersey recently struck the balance in
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Silicon Valley, White House South Lawn Among Recent Newseum Stops

Free Speech in the Social Media Era

Newseum plays an important role in the debate over free expression issues at the intersection of journalism and technology.
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