Death of free speech in the Internet age.
248 pages ; 22 cm
9780771030536 bound 0771030533 bound
In February 2013, Tom Flanagan, acclaimed academic, University of Calgary professor, and former advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, made comments surrounding the issue of viewing child pornography that were tweeted from the event he was speaking at and broadcast worldwide. In the time it took to drive from Lethbridge to his home in Calgary, Flanagan's career and reputation were virtually in tatters. Every media outlet made the story front-page news, most of them deriding Flanagan and casting him as a pariah.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-248).
Formatted Contents Note
Courting controversy The incident The panic over pornography The mechanics of mobbing The end of privacy Academic freedom and teaching Child pornography The future of free speech.