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Mock Trial: Murthy v. Missouri - Free Speech, Government and Misinformation on Social Media Platforms

The Supreme Court is taking up a case that could affect how you read about issues during a crucial election year. Government officials concerned about misinformation related to topics such as COVID and election integrity had requested that social media platforms take down some posts. Several plaintiffs then filed a lawsuit alleging that by doing so, the government was suppressing speech and certain viewpoints. Now, there’s a question of whether such government actions amount to coercion or are legitimate exercises of power. Those who argue coercion believe that government requests limit free speech, claim "misinformation" is subjective, and worry that increased content moderation…

June 14, 2024
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June 14, 2024

Mock Trial: Murthy v. Missouri - Free Speech, Government and Misinformation on Social Media Platforms

The Supreme Court is taking up a case that could affect how you read about issues during a crucial election year. Government officials concerned about misinformation related to topics such as COVID and election integrity had requested that social media platforms take down some posts. Several plaintiffs then filed a lawsuit alleging that by doing so, the government was suppressing speech and certain viewpoints. Now, there’s a question of whether such government actions amount to coercion or are legitimate exercises of power. Those who argue coercion believe that government requests limit free speech, claim "misinformation" is subjective, and worry that increased content moderation…

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