Free Speech And The Internet

Free Speech And The Internet

Kojo looks at how private tech companies are sparking global debates about free speech.

Online platforms like Facebook and Twitter gave people a place to connect and share ideas. And because they reach global audiences, the private companies that run them are at the center of an international debate over competing conceptions of free speech. Kojo looks at how these tech companies are shaping their content policies, and what those policies mean for interpretations of free speech around the globe.

Guests

Jeffrey Rosen

professor of law, George Washington University Law School; legal affairs editor, The New Republic; president, National Constitution Center

Zeynep Tufekci

fellow, Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy; assistant professor, department of sociology and School of Information, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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