In recent years, several new options have emerged in the social media universe, many of which explicitly present themselves as alternatives to more established social media platforms. Free speech ideals and heated political themes prevail on these sites, which draw praise from their users and skepticism from other Americans.
Following the attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, U.S. public opinion of the appropriateness of the magazine’s cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad show a tension between free expression and religious tolerance.
Student journalists and school personnel have been known to clash on occasion over what news is fit to print. Now precedent-setting legislation wending its way through the Washington State House is intended to give students more control over and responsibility for the content of the school publication.
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