Panel on: The Creation and Distortion of Communication through Information Technology Can You Say That? Communication Contours of Cybersmear

Mary Elizabeth Bezanson
InSITE 2003  •  Volume 3  •  2003
New technology asks members of society to reorder their thinking about their world. The deep penetration of new informing technologies in the Internet age invites people to reconsider their conceptions of language, bias, and communication. This paper establishes the contours of communication in cybersmear. Focusing on the character of messages, this paper considers the implications of emotive language on the personal acceptance and legal protection for speech in cyberspace
cybersmear, language, defamation, emotive, legal, bias, U.S. Supreme Court
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