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Free Speech in the Digital Age

Susan J. Brison and Katharine Gelber


This collection of thirteen new essays is the first to examine, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, how the new technologies and global reach of the internet are changing the theory and practice of free speech. The rapid expansion of online communication, as well as the changing roles of government and private organizations in monitoring and regulating the digital world, give rise to new questions, including: How do philosophical defenses of the right to freedom of expression, developed in the age of the town square and the printing press, apply in the digital age? Should search engines ... More

Keywords: Freedom of expression, free speech, internet, cyberspace, democracy, online communication, cyber-harassment, digital age, information technology, hate speech

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190883591
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190883591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan J. Brison, editor
Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values and Professor of Philosophy, Dartmouth College

Katharine Gelber, editor
Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Queensland

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