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Facebook, Twitter and The Future of Free Speech

Saturday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hyatt Regency Austin
Zilker Ballroom 1
208 Barton Springs Rd

Online platforms are now the town square for creativity and social and political connection. This means that many of the most important decisions about content, access, and speech are now concentrated in the hands of a few private actors. When does art cross the line and get flagged on Facebook? Which tweets are staying up or coming down? When is a video too violent? How much censorship is just too much or not enough? Who should be the deciders? And how do you get your voice heard when you think content should be taken down or put back up? Join policy experts from the top platforms, the ACLU's Nicole Ozer, and Professor Jeffrey Rosen from the National Constitution Center to discuss what’s happening now and the future of free speech. Presented by The Knight Foundation


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Jeffrey Rosen

Pres & CEO

National Constitution Center

Jeffrey Rosen is president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, a law professor at George Washington University, and the legal affairs editor of The New Republic. He is co-editor of Constit...

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Matthew Zimmerman

Sr Prod Counsel


Matt Zimmerman is a Senior Product Counsel at Twitter, focusing on free expression, content policy, transparency, and security issues. Previously, Matt was a Senior Staff Attorney with the Electron...

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Monika Bickert

Head of Global Prod Policy


Monika Bickert is Facebook’s head of policy management. Her global team writes and interprets policies governing what content people can share on Facebook and how advertisers and developers can int...

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Nicole Ozer

Technology & Civil Liberties Policy Dir

ACLU of Northern California

Nicole Ozer is the Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director at the ACLU of California and is a nationally recognized expert on issues of privacy, free speech and new technology. Nicole is the...

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