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Cyber Harassment and the Scope of Freedom of Speech

R. George Wright

Vol. 53

April 2020

Page 187

This Article briefly introduces the phenomena of cyber harassment, particularly as experienced by its targets. Cyber harassment, as broadly understood herein, often involves substantial harms to its targets. The pervasiveness and frequent severity of the harms of cyber harassment have prompted the development of a complex regulatory network for the various forms of cyber harassment. The legal regulation of cyber harassment is, however, often thought, largely mistakenly, to be limited by the constitutional free speech interests of the cyber harassers.

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