Gail Slater, Daphne Keller, Ellery Biddle Discuss Speech Online At SOTN Panels

We’re thrilled to announce several talks at State of the Net on January 29 regarding online speech and content moderation. Gail Slater from The White House, Daphne Keller of The Center for Internet and Society, and Ellery Roberts Biddle of Global Voices join other experts to talk about policy issues surrounding content online.

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We’ve reached a crisis of trust in our society’s sources of information just as the lines between traditional media and Internet media have all but vanished. The Internet platforms are struggling to deal with a host of challenges in regulating offensive and misleading content. At the same time, the U.S. government remains hamstrung by the First Amendment to intervene directly. We’re assembling several panels of experts to discuss and debate the enormous challenges presented by social media expression and effective content moderation.

This year, the conference will feature a number of high-profile speakers, including Deputy Attorney General Makan Delrahim, Columbia Law School Professor Tim Wu, FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, and many more.

In the last few years the conference has featured keynote speakers including Senators John Thune and Brian Schatz, Representatives Susan DelBene, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Anna Eshoo, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell, United States CTO Megan Smith, FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeney, Coinbase Co-Founder Fred Ehrsam, Privacy Advocate Max Schrems, and Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary Suzanne Spaulding

Follow us on Twitter for updates as we finalize the conference agenda and announce our final speakers. Registration is free for all government staff, press and media, and a limited number of student tickets are available. Discounted tickets are available for non-profit and academic attendees.