Cato Institute: Return of the Gatekeepers – Section 230 and the Future of Online Speech

March 10, 2020, 9:00 AM to 3:05 PM EDT, Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC.

In the past few years, debates about free speech online have become a staple of Washington policy discussions. Concerns over harassment, alleged political bias in Silicon Valley, the spread of extremist content on social media, and the influence of Big Tech on the integrity of elections have prompted a variety of policy proposals and legislation. Meanwhile, social media companies have responded by creating institutions to moderate content on their platforms. The future of online speech governance may lie in California, not DC.

The Cato Institute is hosting Return of the Gatekeepers: Section 230 and the Future of Online Speech, a conference that will address these and other important topics. We hope that you will be able to join us.

Participants will include lawmakers, policy professionals, industry experts, academics, and others.

Justitias director will participate in panel 3:

Panel 3: Content Moderation Without Government

Kate Klonick, Assistant Professor of Law, St. John’s University
Jacob Mchangama, Director, Justitia
Evelyn Aswad, Professor, The University of Oklahoma College of Law
Moderated by John Samples, Vice President, Cato Institute

See the full program and register here.

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