A virtual panel discussion on content moderation challenges, focusing on the online speech of public officials. Aug 5, 5 pm PT.
About this event
Join us this summer for a virtual panel discussion on content moderation challenges, with a specific focus on the online speech of public officials, on August 5, 2021 from 5pm to 6:30pm (PT). This event is hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation's 2021 summer legal fellow class & will feature the following speakers:
Alex Abdo (Litigation Director, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University)
Titi Akinsanmi (Lead, Public Policy & Government Relations, West & Francophone Africa, Google)
Emilar Gandhi (Stakeholder Engagement Manager - Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Facebook)
David Kaye (UCI Clinical Professor of Law, & former United Nations Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Opinion & Expression)
Tiffany Li (UNH Assistant Professor of Law)
The panel will be moderated by Leighanna Mixter, Lead Counsel at the Wikimedia Foundation.
Register by August 4 & don't miss out on an opportunity to impact the conversation regarding online content moderation!
Online content moderation has become a hot topic in the last few years & months. While online platforms serve as fora for exercising the freedom of expression, there have been recent developments in several countries with the potential to suppress political speech online. This panel will discuss online content moderation, with a specific focus on the online speech of public officials. Should we treat public officials' online speech differently from their offline speech, & how should content moderation work differently on different online platforms?
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