Rescuing Our Democracy by Rethinking New York Times Co. v. Sullivan
Our democracy is in trouble, awash in an unprecedented number of lies— some spewed by foreign enemies targeting our electoral processes, others promoted by our leaders, and millions upon millions spread by shadowy sources on the internet and, especially, via social media. Chief Justice John Roberts recently warned that “[i]n our age . . . social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale,” causing harm to our democracy. The internet has become our “public square,” something beyond the imagination of the Supreme Court when it issued its groundbreaking 1964 decision in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. Read Logan’s full article here.