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#FreeSpeech: Perspectives from the UK and the US on Social Media Liability for Fake News, Damaging Content and Censorship

July 29, 2020 at 9:00am10:00am (PST)
Bonnie E. Eskenazi, Josh Geller, Douglas E. Mirell, Oliver Lock, Thomas Rudkin
Virtual

Greenberg Glusker and Farrer & Co are delighted to present a joint webinar during which reputation management and media specialists from both firms will discuss:

  • Key legal developments in the UK and US related to Big Tech
  • What clients can do in relation to harmful content on social media and search engines
  • How all of this fits into the wider political context

On both sides of the Atlantic, the role of social media and search engines has been dominating the news agenda.

The debate over the extent to which Big Tech should be policing content on its platforms is one that has been bubbling for some time, but has recently exploded into the open with Donald Trump’s decision to sign an executive order aimed at removing protections for social media platforms and the UK government’s plans to introduce legislation to address “Online Harms”.

Set alongside that is the decision of a number of multinational corporations to cease advertising on Facebook and other platforms in protest at the perceived failure to do enough to remove racist, hateful and knowingly false content.

All this takes place in the context of a global pandemic (where conspiracy theories have abounded), the Black Lives Matter movement and, of course, a forthcoming Presidential election in the United States. 

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