Category Archives: Free Speech

Who Decides What you See? Why Understanding Social Media Censorship is so Important.

(Source: https://globalvoicesonline.org) Social media companies have come under fire recently for their censorship practices. Some companies, like Instagram and Facebook, have been accused of hypocritical policies that lead to content removal. Other companies, like Twitter, have faced criticism for their lack … Continue reading

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Does Consent Make Nudity on Social Media Acceptable?

As humans, we see at least one naked body per day: our own. Nudity is something that we are exposed to from day one; it is only the nature of said nudity that changes with time. The way that we … Continue reading

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The Costs of Speaking Your Mind Online

Social Media plays a huge role in today’s society. Today, there are 2,078 billion active social media accounts in the world (See full list of facts and statistics here). Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram allow us … Continue reading

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John Oliver’s Impact on Net Neutrality Ruling

Net neutrality is not the first cause that comedian John Oliver has championed, and it certainly won’t be the last. Throughout his seven-plus years on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and during the first two seasons of his HBO series Last … Continue reading

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Is Social Media Eroding Our Speech Rights?

From a young age, we have been taught to think before we speak. It’s the moral of a story written in Aesop’s Fables, a collection of tales parents tell their children. The lesson seems simple: if you don’t think before … Continue reading

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