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Froma Harrop: Free speech and social media colliding

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An aspiring rapper posts his lyrics on Facebook, suggesting a Halloween costume with his estranged wife's "head on a stick." He goes on: "I'm not going to rest until your body is a mess, soaked in blood and dying from all the little cuts. Hurry up and die, bitch, so I can..." and so on and so forth. Anthony Elonis insists that he was merely engaging in artistic expression per his right to free speech. ...

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