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Human error: bots won’t rid Tumblr of explicit content

Human error: bots won’t rid Tumblr of explicit content

Emily Johnston

December 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Tumblr announced a decision to ban adult content on their website Dec. 17 after a plague of child porn and other illegal content flooded the website. The reasoning behind this ban is that Tumblr went off the App Store, and in order to go back on they have to fix this issue. Instead of hiring moder...

Court case against UVM student dismissed

Court case against UVM student dismissed

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

A hate speech case against a UVM continuing education student has been dismissed by the Vermont Superior Court. Judge David Fenster threw out the case against Wesley Richter, citing lack of probable cause, according to a Jan. 2  email sent to students from University communications. Richter ...

FREE SPEECH & HATE SPEECH: A dialogue exploring the gray area in our First Amendment rights

FREE SPEECH & HATE SPEECH: A dialogue exploring the gray area in our First Amendment rights

James Simpson and Henry Mitchell

November 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

James After a continuing education student, Wesley Richter, was charged with disorderly conduct after being accused of using racist and threatening language, the debate of free speech versus hate speech is in the spotlight. It is undeniable that the First Amendment protects even the most hateful stateme...

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