The Media Law Resource Center and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology are proud to present the next in this series of conferences that explores emerging legal issues surrounding digital content in today’s multi-platform world. This year’s conference co-chairs are Lauriebeth Bugawan, Pandora, Ashley Kissinger, Ballard Spahr, and Kandi Parsons, ZwillGen.
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. Pacific/ 1:00 p.m. Eastern (one hour)
Content Moderation in an Age of Disinformation
In the face of virus and vaccine misinformation, false political ads, election conspiracy theories, and online incitement culminating in the deadly attack on the Capitol, the capacity of social media companies’ content moderation toolkit has been tested. Platforms have tried content removal, user suspensions and bans, warning labels, links to authoritative information, and more, but are these problems that can be solved with such tools? This session will explore whether platforms can moderate their way to a satisfactory balance between free speech and countering threats to public safety and democracy, or whether external solutions are required.
- Andrew Bridges, Partner, Fenwick & West LLP (Moderator)
- Eric Goldman, Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law
- Emma Llansó, Director, Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
- Neil Potts, Vice President, Public Policy, Facebook