The First Amendment and the Internet
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The First Amendment and the Internet book
Part II of this book examines whether gun-related content on social media, specifically YouTube gun-related videos, warrants free speech protections through the First Amendment. In Part II’s first chapter (Chapter 6), key free speech court cases are reviewed both before and after the Internet’s creation, covering issues such as whether and when hate speech, and speech that may advocate violence, should be protected. Ideas stemming from court decisions provide the framework against which gun-related YouTube videos are assessed in the next chapter. Specifically, do the ideas communicated through a gun-related video: 1 constitute political speech such as support for the Second Amendment; 2 contribute to the marketplace of ideas; 3 advocate for illegal activity such as violence; and 4 constitute low social value?