Just last year, Twitter imposed a total ban on political ads. Other social media companies have allowed such ads, but imposed a range of restrictions that extend beyond candidates running for election—ensnaring interest groups, non-profits, and others who want to advocate for a wide range of issues. Are platforms going too far in limiting speech or are they simply protecting against deceptive messaging and the outsized influence of well-heeled interest groups in the wake of Citizens United?
Please join us for a discussion on the promise and peril of regulating political speech in our democracy.
Jesse Blumenthal, @jessekblum
Vice President of Technology and Innovation Policy, Stand Together
Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, The Charles Koch Institute
Daniel Kreiss, @kreissdaniel
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Hussman School of Journalism and Media
Investigator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life
Jennifer Daskal, @jendaskal
Professor and Faculty Director, Tech, Law, & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law
The Free Speech Project is in partnership with the Tech, Law & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law: