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In the era of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” it has become increasingly difficult to decipher fact from fiction on social media sites. As a result, warning labels much like those first witnessed on cigarette packages or toxic chemicals are appearing online in the hopes of curbing the dissemination of…

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Posted: August 27, 2019

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program in social media, was quoted in  “Facebook Will be Regulated…But Likely Not by Congress,” published in Kiplinger on April 13 The article focuses on the lack of knowledge that members of Congress have about…

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Posted: April 20, 2018

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, is the author of “The Law That Made Facebook What It Is Today,” published in The Conversation on April 11. In the article, LoMonte discusses the impact of the Communications Decency…

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Posted: April 20, 2018

Andrew Selepak, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications director of the online Master’s program with a specialization in social media, was quoted in “What the Tech? Avoiding Facebook Scams” broadcast on Chattanooga, Tenn. NBC affiliate WRCB-TV. The story focuses on Facebook users who participated in a post on…

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Posted: November 3, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Director Clay Calvert is quoted in “ACLU Calls on LePage to Stop Censoring Posts to His Facebook Page” published in the Portland Press Herald on July 24. The article focuses on Maine’s Governor Paul LePage and…

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Posted: July 25, 2017

  A commentary by Clay Calvert, UF College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication and Director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, was published in the May 24, 2016 edition of fortune.com. “Here’s Why Everyone Overreacted to Facebook’s ‘Liberal Bias’ Controversy” focuses on the…

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Posted: May 25, 2016