Panel Discussion: Online Hate and Free Speech: Where Do We Draw the Line?

October 16, 2013
Location: Knight Conference Center


The rapid growth of the Internet has sparked robust debate about the boundaries of free speech. Racists, cyberbullies, terrorists and hatemongers use the Internet to recruit and incite. Should governments restrict cyberhate? Where should Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets draw the line?

Panelists include:

  • Susan Benesch, project director, Dangerous Speech Project; faculty associate, Berkman Center for Internet and Society
  • Bob Corn-Revere, First Amendment attorney
  • Leslie Harris, president and CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Christopher Wolf, national chair, Anti-Defamation League Civil Rights Committee

Moderator: Ruth Marcus, columnist and editorial writer, The Washington Post

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