Hate Speech - ABA Legal Fact Check - American Bar Association
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The rise in teacher doxxing has created a paranoid teaching environment. Some are able to shake off the abuse and move forward; others have grown quiet. Social media, where many of the attacks -- death threats & vitriol occur -- offers little defense for teachers. The ease of internet anonymity means that, with few exceptions, it’s extremely difficult for law enforcement to discover who leaves death threats. Teachers sometimes file reports with campus police, but arrests appear to be rare. Teachers rely on school policy and state education code, which often means the issue is resolved with the school rather than law enforcement."Free speech is and will remain one of our key values.Our faculty must be able to say and write things – including things that provoke some or make others uncomfortable – up to the very limits of the law.” Read this informative and troubling article.