This Week's Merge: With Freedom Of Expression -- Heightened By Social Media -- Comes Responsibility
June 29, 2016 at 2:29 AM (PT)
CUMULUS and WESTWOOD ONE VP/Social and MERGE author LORI LEWIS writes, "The freedom we have today is the direct byproduct of the determination our forefathers fought for to establish the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA as a free country in 1776.
"That AMERICAN REVOLUTION was facilitated by a system of signals and word-of-mouth communication. Today, revolutions are often facilitated by social media.
"The ability to congregate online, form communities, and have real-time dialogue has given everyone a new voice. Freedom of speech is the political right to communicate one's opinions and ideas to anyone who is willing to receive them.
"That right, however, is not absolute and is commonly subject to limitations, such as slander, obscenity, hatred, copyright violation, and leaking classified information, just to name a few.
"Choose your words wisely."
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