The First Amendment Does Not Protect Replicants
Social Media and Democracy (Lee Bollinger & Geoffrey Stone, eds., Oxford 2022), Forthcoming
18 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2021 Last revised: 30 Sep 2021
Date Written: September 10, 2021
As the semantic capability of computer systems increases, the law should resolve clearly whether the First Amendment protects machine speech. This essay argues it should not be read to reach sufficiently sophisticated — "replicant" — speech.
Keywords: Free Speech, AI systems
JEL Classification: K10
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