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The spring edition of The Legal Eagle is now available. The Legal Eagle’s spring issue contains articles on the antitrust lawsuits against Google & Facebook, media literacy and whistleblowing. A PDF of The spring issue can be downloaded or individual articles can be read and printed out from The Legal Eagle’s blog, The Lowdown.

Any questions, contact the editor of The Legal Eagle, Jodi L. Miller. She can be reached via email at jmiller@njsbf.org.

Here are the headlines from the spring 2021 issue:

Tech Companies Under Fire for Anticompetitive Practices

Advances in the technology industry have made leaps and bounds in a short period of time. Google, founded in 1998 by two Stanford graduate students in a garage, now employs more than 135,000 employees. In January 2020, Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, was estimated to be worth $1 trillion. Facebook, founded in 2004 by Harvard College students in a dorm room, is now worth an estimated $800 billion and has nearly 59,000 employees. READ MORE

Combatting “Fake News” with Media Literacy

In this era of “fake news,” the likelihood of coming across misinformation and disinformation while searching the Internet is high. Whether it’s a news story, a photo or a video, it’s hard to determine what’s true and what’s not. That is why many in the education field advocate teaching media literacy in school. READ MORE

Blowing the Whistle on Criminal Activity

Throughout history, many crimes have been uncovered, not by law enforcement, but by ordinary citizens with a sense of civic responsibility. These citizens are sometimes called whistleblowers. A whistleblower is someone within a private organization or government agency who spots unlawful or unethical activity and reports it to the proper authorities, despite the possible consequences they may face. READ MORE

When Whistleblowing Leads to Moviemaking

There have been countless whistleblowers throughout U.S. history. In most of these cases the public will probably never know their names, or if they do will soon forget them. Most whistleblowers don’t make headlines let alone have their stories made into films. Here are examples of two whistleblowers that did. READ MORE

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