criminal law; social media; communications law; international law; first amendment
The United States faces a barrage of threats from terrorist organizations on a daily basis. The government takes some steps to prevent these threats from coming to fruition, but not much is being done proactively. Any person can log into a social media account to preach hate and incite violence against the United States and its citizenry, and sometimes these words result in action. When speakers are not held accountable, they can continue to incite the masses to violent action across the United States. This Note proposes a new incitement doctrine to prevent these speakers from being able to spread their violent message on the internet, which might very well decrease the threats the United States faces and the number of tragedies it often experiences.
Terror on Your Timeline: Criminalizing Terrorist Incitement on Social Media Through Doctrinal Shift,
86 Fordham L. Rev. 795
Available at: https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/flr/vol86/iss2/17