Public Events

Social media platforms face intense and growing pressure to rein in misinformation and extremist content. On the left, presidential candidates are threatening to break up Big Tech while the right has pushed to alter Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act — a foundation of the modern Internet. With the tech giants facing a nearly impossible balancing act, will free speech suffer? Has it already? What happened to the “Golden Age of Free Speech” promised at the dawn of the Internet Age? And as we enter an election year, what should the companies do to ensure First Amendment rights are upheld while also preventing threats to the democratic process?

Presented by Bloomberg and the First Amendment Coalition and Electronic Frontier Foundation


Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 



Pier 3, The Embarcadero, Suite 101
San Francisco, CA



6:00 p.m. 

Registration and Refreshments

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Opening remarks by First Amendment Coalition Executive Director David Snyder, followed by panel discussion

Sarah Frier, social media reporter, Bloomberg


Renee DiResta, Mozilla fellow in Media, Misinformation and Trust
Alex Feerst, general counsel, Neuralink
Daphne Keller, director of intermediary liability, Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society
Corynne McSherry, legal director, Electronic Frontier Foundation

7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.