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    Online Statements and 1st Amendment

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    I am having trouble basically finding how people are getting in trouble with online statements made and how it does not violate their 1st amendment rights. So the question that I am asking is, should steps be taken to prevent anonymity online in the interest of public safety? How does the advent of online communication affect a person's right to free speech versus the criminal justice system's responsibility to protect the public?

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    I am having trouble basically finding how people are getting in trouble with online statements made and how it does not violate their 1st amendment rights. So the question that I am asking is, should steps be taken to prevent anonymity online in the interest of public safety? How does the advent of online communication affect a person's right to free speech versus the criminal justice system's responsibility to protect the public?

    The right to free speech is afforded by the United States constitution, but there are limits to what is considered as free speech. The Supreme Court has ruled many times that speech seeking to incite unrest, violence, or tyranny to overthrow the government is not protected by the Constitution. Therefore, recent instances involving people being arrested for Facebook posts that called for the shooting of police officers may not be protected as free speech. ...

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    This solution of 592 words discusses the first amendment rights and how it affects online statements. It touches on the concepts of anonymity, public safety, free speech and the criminal justice system.

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