Digital age requires evolving First Amendment
A reconsideration of the values of the First Amendment is required as the Internet of today has risen certain issues that come with it. The Internet is fully integrated into our daily lives as we search and are presented with information on a daily basis.
A follow-up on this subject was a symposium which held place at 1 May at Columbia University. The symposium Disrupted: Speech and Democracy in the Digital Age, was attended by a mix of legal professionals, academics, and journalists. The symposium sent a clear message: Legal thinking around the First Amendment must renew itself in the new era.
How can the values of freedom of expression, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly shape and govern the digital space? As the internet is deeply affecting the shape of public discourse, matters should be thought through.
The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University made this first public event possible and it’ll be most probably the center place for future related debates to come in the following years. It’s center will be dedicated to research, education, and litigation pursuing freedom of speech.