Regulating Social Media — How? When? Who Will Write the Rules?
Nearly everyone now relies on social media for information, but nearly all social media users complain they are being misinformed or disinformed. Many Democrats believe that Facebook helped elect Donald Trump in 2016; most Republicans think the giant platform crushed him in 2020. Even Facebook advocates some form of gentle but effective regulation of social media. Meanwhile, the rest of the world waits impatiently to see what the United States will do to help this all-American invention serve the public better at home and abroad.
Join Georgetown University’s Free Speech Project on Thursday, April 8, 2021, beginning at 5 pm EDT, for a virtual forum on one of the hottest political-cultural-social issues facing the country today: Regulating Social Media — How? When? Who Will Write the Rules?
Chinmayi Arun, resident fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School
Jameel Jaffer, director, Knight First Amendment Institute, Columbia University
Kate Klonick, professor, St. John’s University Law School, and journalist
Elliot Schrage, former head of global policy and communications, Facebook
Olivier Sylvain, director, McGannon Center for Communications Research, Fordham University Law School
The moderator will be Sanford J. Ungar, director, Free Speech Project, Georgetown University