Hate Speech Online: Should Social Media Be Moderated?

FREE    |  Apr 30, 2019  |  5:00PM - 6:00PM
Los Angeles County Law Library

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

As the nation’s debate over restrictions on hate speech continues, social media platforms are scrambling to define acceptable speech online. What is hate speech? Why is hate speech finding especially fruitful ground in social media, and what harms are being caused by it? Who should decide the difference between free speech and hate speech? To what extent can or should the government get involved? Are social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook subject to the First Amendment? Constitutional law scholars and legal experts debate these and related questions.

Presented by:

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    Moderator: Beverly White, General Assignment Reporter, NBC4 Southern California

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    Ted Boutrous, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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    Rick Eaton, Senior Researcher, Simon Wiesenthal Center

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    Barry McDonald, Professor of Law, Pepperdine Law School

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    Erroll G. Southers, Professor of the Practice in National and Homeland Security, USC Price School of Public Policy

Registration fee: FREE