Fake News And Intent To Distribute: How The FTC Can Stop The Spread

By: Pete Love[*] Abstract The proliferation of fake news through targeted social media disinformation campaigns originating in the United States and abroad threatens the hallmark of a well-functioning democracy—“a well-informed electorate.” This Note will describe the most damaging type of fake news—knowingly false stories made with the intent to distribute in return for advertising income.…

Navigating The Speech Rights Of Autonomous Robots In A Sea Of Legal Uncertainty

By: Lynne Higby[*] “To give computers the rights intended for humans is to elevate our machines above ourselves.”[1] INTRODUCTION Artificial intelligence is currently making waves in our reality’s journalistic sphere. Artificial intelligence (AI), generally, is a branch of computer science that involves the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers; it is a machine’s capability to…

The New McCarthyism: How The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Got Automated License Plate Readers And The Mosaic Theory All Wrong

By: Dan Noffsinger Abstract Many scholars have explored the intersection of 21st-century technologies with Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. Some have approached this as digital-age versions of papers, effects, and the curtilage, while others have addressed the third-party Miller doctrine. One theory gaining support, based partly on the concurring Supreme Court opinions of United States v. Jones,…