Friday, January 28, 2011

Facebook as a Fundamental Right?

It is not only law students who believe facebook and twitter are "fundamental rights."  State Department Spokesperson P.J. Crowley, speaking to AlJezeera about the situation in Eqypt, described "social media" as a "fundamental right, as clear as walking into a town square."

The statement starts at 50 seconds.

 

 

The AlJazeera interviewer suggests that the rubber bullets and detentions might be worth more emphasis than "facebook and twitter."

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/2011/01/facebook-as-a-fundamental-right.html

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I think that insofar as social media is a communication medium and perhaps even this generation's platform for "free speech," it is a fundamental right.

Posted by: Imran | Sep 28, 2012 9:55:42 PM

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