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Can social media posts be tortious or criminal?

Mark Sableman August 27, 2018
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Drawing the line between protected speech and unprotected action is one of the oldest issues under the First Amendment. Recent cases involving social media postings are bringing the issue into the 21st century. READ MORE

What’s the future of free speech protections for advertisements?

Mark Sableman November 8, 2013
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Even as advertising starts to look more like journalism, there’s one thing that ads certainly share with news content: First Amendment protection. READ MORE

Free speech on Facebook: You can ‘like’ but you can't threaten

Mark Sableman September 26, 2013
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Facebook communications have become the newest testing ground for free speech. And the results, at least from two recent and notable cases, affirm the unusual and perhaps counterintuitive way that U.S law looks at a key threshold question: What is speech? READ MORE