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Jailed for a Facebook post: 19-Year-Old Justin Carter, State Sensitivity and the Half-Million-Dollar Bail

Have you ever lost your temper and said something in the heat of the moment you later came to regret? Did you end up waiting 5 months in jail for a trial because your family couldn’t make your half million … Continue reading

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Wrestling with internet hate speech

In the coming weeks we will be featuring posts from our smart and savvy summer interns. This post is by programs intern Eli Siems. Eli is a recent graduate of SUNY New Paltz with a degree in English. He is passionate about … Continue reading

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“User Generated Censorship” Talk at Knight Foundation

NCAC board member Chris Peterson gave an excellent presentation –as part of a MIT Civic Ignite program with the Knight Foundation– on how “user generated censorship” can emerge in social media like Digg and Facebook . Chris’ talk starts at … Continue reading

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The Privacy Network

As Facebook continues to dominate the social media sphere, new competitors emerge to challenge the weaknesses apparent in its design.  One of the most recent of this breed is the social networking site Pidder. Drawing on fears of data-mining and … Continue reading

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Facebook Doesn’t “Like” Nude Art

(image from artinfo.com) It turns out that the enclosure of the World Wide Web into propriety social networks like Facebook has a downside, as the global art community is discovering. Facebook’s censors reviewers have repeatedly disabled accounts for posting images … Continue reading

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Plano School District Decides Not To Ban Art Textbook

Last week, the Plano Independent School District in Texas decided to pull a humanities textbook that is used by freshmen and sophomores in the district’s gifted and talented program. The book in question, Culture and Values: A Survey of the … Continue reading

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Song of Solomon Prevails in Franklin Township!

After a long and drawn-out challenge process, this week Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon finally prevailed in Franklin Township!  The denouement to this extended drama came down to a special convening of the Franklin Township school board set for this … Continue reading

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