Washington Post References Eugene Volokh’s Ideas about Speech and Technology

In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, political commentator George Will referenced Professor Eugene Volokh’s ideas about our national political conversation—online—in today’s world. Specifically, Volokh’s writing in the Yale Law Journal, “Cheap Speech and What It Will Do,” was quoted for its references to how the operation of free speech changes as information technologies evolve.

“The law of speech is premised on certain (often unspoken) assumptions about the way the speech market operates. If these assumptions aren’t valid for new technologies, the law may have to evolve to reflect the changes,” said Volokh’s writing.

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