Overview

Presented by Bloomberg, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the First Amendment Coalition.

Social media platforms face intense and growing pressure to rein in misinformation and extremist content. On the left, presidential candidates are threatening to break up Big Tech while the right has pushed to alter Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act — a foundation of the modern Internet. With the tech giants facing a nearly impossible balancing act, will free speech suffer? Has it already? And as we enter an especially fraught election year, what should the companies do to ensure First Amendment rights are upheld while also preventing threats to the democratic process?

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Agenda

6:00pm – 6:30pm

Registration

6:30pm – 6:40pm

Opening remarks by First Amendment Coalition Executive Director, David Snyder

6:40pm – 7:30pm

Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Sarah Frier, social media reporter, Bloomberg
Panelists:
Renee DiResta, Mozilla fellow in Media, Misinformation and Trust
Daphne Keller, director of intermediary liability, Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society
Corynne McSherry, legal director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Alex Feerst, general counsel, Neuralink 

7:30pm – 8:00pm

Reception

When & Where

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
6:00pm-8:00pm

Bloomberg San Francisco
Pier 3, Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94111

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