Facebook and Free Speech
The Internet Safety Project NewswireFebruary 3, 2011
Social networking has raised many questions about what is appropriate for online conversation. Two cases that popped up in the news this week. A man in Nigeria was jailed after cursing a politician on Facebook.In the US, a Mesa Verde High School student said some vulgar things about his teacher on Facebook. He was asked to take it down, apologize (which he did), and then suspended for one day for cyberbullying. However the student felt that was unfair so he got the ACLU involved. They helped him get the suspension off his record. What do you think? When is saying something online crossing the line? If you aren't in a school or office does it mean you can say anything, even though those people could see it? Read the articles here and here.