Free Speech, Media, Truth and Lies

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 • 12 - 1 p.m. ET

Free Online

Should the government or private companies identify and regulate truth and lies? Join Martha Minow, professor at Harvard Law School and author of the new book, Saving the News: Why the Constitution Calls for Government Action to Preserve Freedom of Speech, Paul Matzko of the Cato Institute and, and Jonathan Rauch, author of the new book, The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth, who will discuss the history of American protection for free speech values and how they are challenged by the social media landscape today. They will also discuss current debates about the regulation of online speech, from content regulation to algorithmic disinformation, and what reforms, if any, might promote the free trade in ideas and expression in the future. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates. 

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