Knight Foundation finds social media use increases student support for First Amendment

A recent study from the Knight Foundation concluded that students who use social media daily are significantly more likely to support free speech rights than students who don’t. The foundation, which has been conducting this research since 2004, also found an increase awareness of First Amendment issues in 2011 than it did in past years despite the fact that schools are less likely to be teaching about it.

There were also some major discrepencies between student attitudes and those of their teachers.

For a summary of the report and a podcast interview with Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president of the Knight Foundation, please see my report at CNET News.com:  Study Youth social media use relates to free speech

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