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Social media and academic censorship in the USA


By Terry Hébert, Pharmacology & Therapeutics

I hope I never have to tweet or post to my Facebook page anonymously… although in the “big data” universe there is no longer anything like anonymity since all this is likely scooped up for later use by someone. But I digress. These articles from Slate and New Economics Perspectives are focused on academic freedom and how universities need to step up and protect it. We are not corporations (at least not yet) and we are not motivated by profit. Within the bounds of decorum and personal respect- we should be allowed to say what we want even if it speaks truth to power… especially if it speaks truth to power.