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Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, participated in a discussion on First Amendment rights with “Good Day DC” anchor Jeannette Reyes. The segment was broadcast on the Washington, D.C. FOX television affiliate on Jan. 13.…

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Posted: January 14, 2021

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, was interviewed in “Trump Social Media Ban Will Feature in Future Antitrust Hearing, Says Tech Policy Expert” posted on CNBC.com on Jan. 13. McNealy speaks about…

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Posted: January 14, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Why the First Amendment Can’t Protect Trump on Twitter or Save Parler” published on cnet.com on Jan. 11. The article focuses on the constitutional protection of…

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Posted: January 12, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “Dominion CEO Says the Voting-Technology Company Will Bring a Defamation Lawsuit Against Sidney Powell and May Do So With Trump as Well” published in Business Insider…

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Posted: January 8, 2021

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was quoted in “The ‘Red Slime’ Lawsuit That Could Sink Right-Wing Media” published in The New York Times on Dec. 21. The article addresses the merits of possible defamation…

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Posted: December 21, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, was quoted in “From Whistleblower Laws to Unions: How Google’s AI Ethics Meltdown Could Shape Policy” published on venturebeat.com on Dec. 16. The article focuses on…

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Posted: December 17, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, has been named one of the “2021-100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics” during the virtual Women in AI Ethics Summit held Dec. 3-5. McNealy is a…

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Posted: December 7, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, is featured in “Author Meets Critics: The Identity Trade: Selling Privacy and Reputation Online,” a series of videos published in Advertising & Society Quarterly, Volume 21,…

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Posted: November 5, 2020

Clay Calvert, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication and Director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, was interviewed on Oct. 21, 2020 about First Amendment issues. Below the video is an edited transcript of that interview. There is some confusion about protections on hate speech. What is protected speech…

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Posted: November 4, 2020

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, was a panelist for the hour-long UF Faculty Senate First Amendment Webinar on Oct. 30. The “Conversation About the First Amendment” event, introduced by UF Faculty Senate Chair Sylvain…

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Posted: November 3, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, has received a 2020 Award for Inclusion Research sponsored by Google. Her proposal, “Mutual Aid and Community Engagement: Community-Based Mechanisms Against Algorithmic Bias,” was one of…

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Posted: October 22, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, has been named a fellow at the UF Levin College of Law Center for Governmental Responsibility (CGR). CGR faculty conduct grant and contract-funded external research on…

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Posted: October 19, 2020