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Tuesday, January 28 • 1:35pm - 2:30pm
Regulating Speech: Next Decade, Can We Do Better?

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This past decade was the decade of social media. While services like Facebook and Twitter were created in the previous decade (remember, "You" were Time's 2006 Person of the Year), social media platforms saw explosive and global adoption. This decade has seen growth in human expression unparalleled in any decade, or even any century, before it. It is no wonder that attempts to regulate social media speech -- whether by industry or by governments -- have made no one happy. Yet, we've just begun. Can the next decade bring new approaches and new agreements to regulating expression that are scalable, democratizing, and unifying? Our panel will explore what the next decade could bring for the pickle of social media expression.

Moderators
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Emily Birnbaum

Tech Policy Reporter, The Hill
Emily Birnbaum is a tech policy reporter with The Hill newspaper. Her coverage focuses on the U.S. government's strained attempts to regulate one of the most powerful industries in the world, with a focus on antitrust, privacy, disinformation and surveillance. Previously, she worked... Read More →

Speakers
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Jesse Blumenthal

Stand Together, Charles Koch Institute
Jesse Blumenthal is Vice President of Technology and Innovation policy for the Stand Together community and Director of Technology and Innovation policy for the Charles Koch Institute. His primary areas of focus include the cultural impact of technology, digital free speech and free... Read More →
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Harold Feld

Senior Vice President, Public Knowledge
Harold Feld is Public Knowledge’s Senior Vice President and author of “The Case for the Digital Platform Act,” (Public Knowledge & Roosevelt Institute 2019) a guide on what government can do to preserve competition and empower individual users in the huge swath of our economy... Read More →
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Evelyn Aswad

Professor of Law and the Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International Law, The University of Oklahoma College of Law
Evelyn Aswad is a Professor of Law and the Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International Law. She is also the Director of the Center for International Business and Human Rights. Prior to joining the College of Law, Professor Aswad served for about 14 years as an attorney in the Legal... Read More →
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Cathy Gellis

Attorney
Frustrated that people were making the law without asking her for her opinion, Cathy Gellis gave up a career as a web developer to become a lawyer so that she could help them not make it badly, especially where it came to technology. A former aspiring journalist and longtime fan of... Read More →
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Alexander Macgillivray

Co-Founder & General Counsel, Alloy
Alexander Macgillivray, also known as "amac," is curious about many things including ethics, law, policy, government, decision making, the Internet, algorithms, social justice, access to information, coding, and the intersection of all of those.He was United States Deputy Chief Technology... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 1:35pm - 2:30pm
West Hub at Convene 575 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA