115 - Social Media, Public Speech, and the First Amendment
Yordana Wysocki, Attorney, Hervas, Condon & Bersani, P.C.
This session provides an overview on how the courts use First Amendment principles and law in the social media context. We will examine what social media speech is protected for employees, elected officials, and the public and address how recent presidential administrations have changed the face of government social media speech under the First Amendment.
- Identify the issues raised in traditional First Amendment analysis and apply that analysis to social media forums.
- Create policies and procedures to govern the social media speech of public officials, employees, and the public to comply with First Amendment protections.