Technology, Listeners, and the First Amendment with Professor Helen Norton
October 4, 2022
Empowered by the ability to collect and aggregate information about users and then to tailor messages designed to shape those users’ responses, today’s digital technologies can facilitate manipulation unprecedented in its reach and success. Differences in power and information matter to First Amendment law, permitting the government’s interventions to protect vulnerable listeners. The First Amendment permits the government to intervene to protect listeners from speakers’ manipulative efforts in certain settings.
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