Transparency 2020: Free Speech and Election Integrity, with Nadine Strossen and John Yoo


What should social media policy look like during an election season, if the goal is to support election integrity and trust in the outcome of an election?

Watch this discussion I moderated on Wednesday, exploring the relationship between freedom of speech and election integrity, particularly as it applies to social media policy, between Nadine Strossen and John Yoo. Strossen is the emerita John Marshall II Professor at New York Law School and served as the first woman national President of the American Civil Liberties Union, from 1991-2008. Yoo is the Emanual S. Heller Professor at University of California at Berkeley School of Law, a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

It’s available on Parler here.

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In a little over an hour (4 p.m. ET): Interview with Nadine Strossen about her book, “Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship

At 4 p.m. ET I’ll go live on YouTube, interviewing Nadine Strossen, emerita John Marshall Harlan II Professor at New York Law School and first woman President of the American Civil Liberties Union, from 1991 through 2008, about her book, “Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship.” (affiliate link)

What is “hate speech,” and why is it important to address it correctly?
Why are “hate speech laws” the wrong approach?
How does this advice apply to social media companies?

And more!

Once the interview is over, I’ll update this post with a link to the particular video, but here’s my channel link for now:

https://youtube.com/c/dontletitgo/

Update: ICYMI, here’s the recording:

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Two Interviews–One of Eugene Volokh (The Volokh Conspiracy) by me. One of me by John Tabacco (Liquid Lunch TV)

As I’m getting more settled in at Parler, I’ve been starting to do some interviews here and there. Here are two from this week, in case you missed them.

First, on Tuesday, I interviewed UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh, who is a renowned First Amendment scholar and also the founder and a coauthor of The Volokh Conspiracy weblog, currently hosted by Reason.

Eugene explains the 2 main things that section 230 of the Communications Decency Act does, as well as its history, and then explains what the effect would be if the recently proposed amendment, the “Online Freedom and Viewpoint Diversity Act,” were to pass. We also discuss the novel use of the term “censorship” in the culture, as applied to the actions of private entities. And more. Check it out here:

And yesterday I was a guest on Liquid Lunch TV with host John Tabacco, discussing Facebook’s new “Climate Change Information Center,” some of the features and advantages of Parler, and more! Check that out here:

I plan to return to regular Saturday afternoon shows of my own by mid-October, after I get a bit more settled. Thanks for your patience!

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