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Dialogue: The Government vs. Social Media

Dialogue from WOSU Public Media and The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs

Dialogue: The Government vs. Social Media

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 will be:

  • 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

Dialogue is a series of provocative discussions about the most challenging issues facing our community and country held in partnership with Ohio State’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

WOSU Public Media Headquarters
$15 General Admission, Current OSU students are free with valid BuckID
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM on Tue, 16 Apr 2024
WOSU Public Media Headquarters
1800 N. Pearl St.
Columbus, Ohio 43201