In buying Twitter, Elon Musk says he will “bring relaxed content rules to boost free speech” on the platform, but what does that mean? Many people confuse freedom of speech with freedom from consequence. They also commonly confuse the protections granted under the First Amendment as applying to interactions between private citizens and businesses. Outside of limiting the government’s powers, is there such a thing as “freedom of speech”? And if there is, should we regulate big tech platforms to allow anyone to say anything? Shelly Palmer, advanced media professor in residence for the Newhouse School’s New Media Management program, hosts a panel discussion of industry leaders will explore freedom of speech and what it means in today’s political and tech landscapes.
6:30 p.m. Arrival and networking
7 p.m. Program
This is a hybrid event. In-person attendance is limited; RSVP required.
Marquise Francis ’13
Senior National Reporter/Producer
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
March For Our Lives
Senior Director, Free Expression Programs
Advanced Media Professor in Residence