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Sue for Defamation!: a response to a hypothetical

Megan Dell'Amico, Pepperdine studentAfter my friend tweets some racist and sexual things about the restaurant staff on our PEP twitter account, creating a bad name for PEP as racist and sexist bigots, I would sue. The idea that one person, specifically in charge on the twitter account, is the sole reason for these new accusations of the PEP student organization resulting in me losing me losing my job and backup offer job, I would take the action towards PEP, the student organization.

 In the case of Neiman-Marcus v. Lait,…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Oct 17, 2017

Language evolves… now with emojis?

Madison Harwell, Pepperdine studentEmoticons are a product of technology that has ingrained itself in our society. These harmless electronic pictures have extended our language in surprising and mysterious ways. In Cohen v. California, the United States Supreme Court overturned the conviction against Paul Robert Cohen in 1971 for allegedly disturbing the peace in courthouse displaying the phrase “F--- the Draft” on his jacket. The Court ruled that because it didn’t constitute an incitement to violence or offense directly at a particular person it was permissible and he was unjustly…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Oct 16, 2017

Yesterday, curse words.  Today, emojis?

Kristin Vartan, Pepperdine studentEmojis act almost as transferrable posters. In retrospect, I believe that emojis are expressions of emotions. They display how a person may feel in a certain moment when words are not enough.

As "face-to-face" conversation is not always possible, emojis are the twenty-first-century society’s way of sharing virtual facial expressions with one another. An example would be if a friend texted another friend something funny, their way of communicating that they’re laughing extremely hard is by texting back a crying from laughter emoji.

In certain cases,…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Oct 12, 2017

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