Oklahoma Online Censorship
Naturally when the controversial topic of Free Speech arises people think about protests against abortions or the way the world was made.   These all are imperative debates however, into days contemporary world the problem with free speech has become a social networking ordeal.
Everyday millions of people log on to social networking sites such as the prominent Facebook network and layout their lives and views. Lately, a number of debates have formed about the content people post on their personal sites and if its acceptable. The fact is any person should be permitted to post what they like in a respectable manner as long as it doesn’t harm another person
The reason Social Networking has become the number target for Freedom of Speech arguments is that it embodies the whole “you”. Pictures, statuses, likes, dislikes, political views, and current conversations are just a few of the expressions you can relay to other on social networking sites. What makes material a person may post offensive though can range immensely.
In a recent document, Spanish teacher Ginger D’Amico was suspended from her duty of teaching without pay for pictures posted of her at a party. The school board said that her actions were unacceptable and had to be punished. “In July the 37-year-old D'Amico got good news. The American Civil Liberties Union won a $10,000 settlement from the school district — including $5,000 for legal fees — which also reimbursed her for lost wages and wiped clean her personnel record.”(Clemmit)
American Justice had a different view when it came to the freedom of expression. D’Amico should be allowed to post any party pictures she desires. The picture never caused any harm to anyone except for maybe Ginger D’Amico who wanted it up on the social network site.
The school could stand the grounds that the picture could besmirch its reputation. This is completely understood however, what a person posts on their “personal” site shouldn’t...