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Dialogue: The Government vs Social Media

April 16, 2024

Fears of disinformation, foreign data mining and on-line bullying have prompted efforts to increase regulation of social media.

Placing restrictions on private companies allowing users to exercise their First Amendment rights seems to go against one of the core tenants of our democracy.

But as false conspiracy theories spread, young people fall victim to dangerous bullying, and fears of foreign meddling grow, there is a movement to police social media. This next edition of Dialogue will examine where is the line between reasonable protection from disinformation and censorship.

Featured speakers for this discussion are: Nicole Kraft, associate professor of practice at The Ohio State University's School of Communication David Stebenne, professor of history and law at The Ohio State University