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This is the second half of an analysis of the free speech issues implicated by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)'s shutdown of mobile phone service on Aug. 11 in order to prevent scheduled protests. The first part of the blog is available here.
Social media are abuzz about English Premier League footballer
("soccer player" to us Yanks) Ryan Giggs, who has obtained an order from a British
court requiring Twitter to reveal the identity of various tweeters who
identified him as having had an affair with model and Big Brother
contestant Imogen Thomas.
An exercise we did Friday at Univeristy of Nevada, Reno's High School Journalism Day raised
an interesting legal question: can a public university restrict its
students' use of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter?
Nicholas Brilleaux, publisher of Hammond
Action News, got a big victory yesterday when a Louisiana judge dissolved an order prohibiting him from posting a satirical news story about a fictional giraffe attack on his blog.
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