Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 8:00 AM to 9:15 PM

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The Internet was designed to be a kind of free-speech paradise, but it has also been used to incite violence, spread lies, and promote hate. Over the years, three American behemoths—Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter—became the way many people around the world experience the Internet, and therefore act as the conveyors of some of its most disturbing material.

Who should decide whether content should be removed from platforms, or which users should be kicked off? Should the giant social media platforms police the content themselves, as is the norm in the U.S., or should governments and international organizations regulate the Internet, as many are demanding in Europe? How do we keep from helping authoritarian regimes to censor all criticisms of themselves?

David Kaye is the United Nations special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the global body's principal monitor for freedom of expression issues worldwide. He is also clinical professor of law and director of the International Justice Clinic at the University of California, Irvine.

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