Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Fordham Law Democracy Clinic Reports on Improving Communication with Public Officials on Social Media: Proposals for Protecting Social Media Users' First Amendment Rights @FordhamLawNYC
Fordham Law Democracy Clinic Reports has published Improving Communication with Public Officials on Social Media: Proposals for Protecting Social Media Users’ First Amendment Rights. Here is the abstract.
Government officials undermine a key platform for communication with the public when they block users or delete their comments on social media. Those actions also often run afoul of the First Amendment. To address a problem that exists at all levels of government, this report by Fordham Law School's Democracy Clinic recommends legislation that bans public officials using social media for official purposes from blocking users or deleting their comments, except when comments are unprotected by the First Amendment.
Download the report from SSRN at the link.