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By Forrest Hershberger
View From The Handlebars 

The Two Sides of Free Speech

 

October 21, 2020

In the early 2000s, there was a program that allowed people to connect. It was fun. It was new. It was treated as playful and cutting edge.

It predated the platforms most of us use today.

About the same time, Facebook was developed at Harvard University by then college student Mark Zuckerberg. What started as likely a dorm-room geek project has become a global phenomenon beyond definition.

What has also happened is the electronic communication world has equally exploded without definition. Is it print? Is it broadcast? What does it mean to be a communication platform, a billboard? For those...



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