Media and Law: Between Free Speech and Censorship, edited by Mathieu Deflem and Derek M.D. Silva (Emerald Publishing, 2021)

Mathieu Deflem, Editor
University of South Carolina
and
Derek M.D. Silva, Editor
King’s University College

Published as Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance, Volume 26.

Emerald Publishing (Bingley, UK), April 2021. ISBN: 9781800717305


 
SYNOPSIS
 
The intersect between media and law is looked at through devoted discussions of socio-legal issues involved in today’s diverse media landscape. Everything from traditional mass media, to increasingly important social networking sites are explored to understand issues around free speech and censorship, in the modern day. The chapters in this volume explore free speech and the control thereof from both a political as well as cultural lens. These topics have once again moved center stage in scholarly as well as popular discussions on what must, should, and should not be said in the public sphere of ideas, opinions, and tastes. In a world of alternative facts, fake news, gender politics, company self-censorship, edited art, hate speech, and career-ending tweets, the chapters in this volume make a timely contribution. 
 
This volume is published as Volume 26 in the series, Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance.
 

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS 
 
INTRODUCTION: MEDIATING BETWEEN LIBERTY AND LAW [online]
       Mathieu Deflem and Derek M.D. Silva


PART I
SPACES AND INSTITUTIONS OF FREE SPEECH
 
FIGHTING CENSORSHIP: A SHIFT FROM FREEDOM TO DIVERSITY
        Anthony Löwstedt
 
FREE SPEECH AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN ACADEMIA
        Kimberly W. O’Connor and Gordon B. Schmidt
 
STORIES ABOUT RISK: MEDIA NARRATIVES OF KNOWN, EMERGING AND NOVEL HEALTH THREATS
        Gabriela Capurro and Josh Greenberg


PART II
THE INTERNET AS PUBLIC SPHERE
 
CENSORING SEX: PAYMENT PLATFORMS’ REGULATION OF SEXUAL EXPRESSION
        Natasha Tusikov
 
GAFAM AND HATE CONTENT MODERATION: DEPLATFORMING AND DELETING THE ALT-RIGHT
        Tanner Mirrlees
 
PUBLIC ACCUSATION ON THE INTERNET
        Sarah Lageson and Kateryna Kaplun


PART III
REGULATING SPEECH ACROSS NATIONS
 
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND HUMOUR IN CANADA: THE CASE OF JÉRÉMY GABRIEL V. MIKE WARD
        Anne-Marie Gingras
 
HATE SPEECH, MEDIA, AND CANADIAN FEDERAL LAW
        Allyson M. Lunny
 
MEDIA LAW, ILLIBERAL DEMOCRACY AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: THE CASE OF HUNGARY
        Lucia Bellucci
 
STIRRING UP STRIFE: THE CENSORSHIP OF COMMUNIST PUBLICATIONS IN LATE COLONIAL INDIA
        Devika Sethi 



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