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Video

Description:

“Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority” - Justice Paul Stevens. When we think of anonymity on the internet, we often think of the negatives. Trolls say horrible things because they can hide behind a screen, but you might not know that anonymity is also a quintessential part of our functioning democracy.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Civics

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education

Keywords:

free speech, anonymous speech, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, pen names, John Paul Stevens, NAACP v. Alabama

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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