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Courts Find That Twitter Can Restrict More Than Just Your Character Count

ABA:  “The 21st century court system has seen a surge of internet-related cases as websites and social media platforms continue to connect more individuals around the globe. While only 5 percent of adults in the United States reported using social media in 2005, the number has now skyrocketed to more than 70 percent. Today, people use social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to discuss social and political matters. Originally created as “social networks,” where individuals could stay in touch with friends and family, these platforms have rooted themselves into most aspects of day-to-day life. Although the common voice has been elevated, there is a growing concern that these platforms may be violating their users’ free speech rights while asserting their own status as private entities.”

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