Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Media Studies

Reader 1

Jennifer Friedlander

Reader 2

Nancy Macko

Rights Information

© 2014 Megan M. Goldman


This thesis explores the tension between free speech and its potential to cause harm. I specifically illustrate how it works in anti-vaccination dialogues on social media websites. This thesis questions whether there is an appropriate limit to free speech in order to protect public health.

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