How Far Should We Go to Protect Hate Speech Online?
Saturday, March 12
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hyatt Regency Austin
Zilker Ballroom 2
208 Barton Springs Rd
As social platforms move to end hate speech on their forums, the U.S. and the world are beginning to redefine acceptable speech online - but what is it exactly? This panel will discuss hate speech, the First Amendment, counter speech, monitoring online activity, and what technology is available to protect us online.
Dir of Civil Rights
Deborah Lauter is Senior Vice President, Policy and Programs, for the Anti-Defamation League, one of the leading civil rights/human relations organizations fighting hatred and bigotry. Based in N...Show the rest
Deborah Lauter is Senior Vice President, Policy and Programs, for the Anti-Defamation League, one of the leading civil rights/human relations organizations fighting hatred and bigotry. Based in New York City, she has been with the ADL for sixteen years, having previously served as its National Civil Rights Director and Southeast Regional Director in Atlanta.
Deborah oversees the key areas in ADL’s domestic portfolio, including Civil Rights; Education; the Center on Extremism; Government Relations; and Technology and Society.
Over the past ten years she has supervised ADL’s work to combat hate on the internet, including the publication of ADL’s Cyber Safety Action Guide, a toolkit for users, as well as ADL’s Cyberhate Curriculum for grades 9-12. ADL has also been convening and engaging internet and social networking companies along with the legal community, academia and other civil society organizations in discussions on cyberhate. In October, 2014, ADL released Best Practices for Responding to Cyberhate which provides useful and important guideposts for the industry and users to address the challenges.
Deborah received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from Cardozo School of Law, New York. Prior to joining the staff of ADL she practiced corporate law in San Francisco, and served as the Community Relations Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.
She has published numerous op-eds and articles on issues at the forefront of the American Jewish community, and has appeared on local, national and international radio and television news programs.Hide the rest
Pres & CEO
National Constitution Center
Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, the only institution in America chartered by Congress “to disseminate information about the United St...Show the rest
Jeffrey Rosen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center, the only institution in America chartered by Congress “to disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis.” Rosen is also a professor at The George Washington University Law School, as well as a Contributing Editor for the Atlantic. He is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he explores issues involving the future of technology and the Constitution. Since 2000, he has served as a moderator at The Aspen Institute, where he conducts seminars and panels on technology and the Constitution, privacy, and free speech and democracy. He is a highly regarded journalist whose essays and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, on National Public Radio, and in The New Yorker, where he was a staff writer. He is also the author of several books including The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America. Books about Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis and President William Howard Taft are forthcoming. Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College; Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School.Hide the rest
Juniper is Google's public policy lead for YouTube. She also works on child safety and controversial content across products. Juniper joined Google in 2012, to lead content policy development for s...Show the rest
Juniper is Google's public policy lead for YouTube. She also works on child safety and controversial content across products. Juniper joined Google in 2012, to lead content policy development for social products, setting policy guidelines for issues like harassment and hate speech. Prior to Google, Juniper practiced law in the public sector. First defending the constitutional rights of public school students as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, and then leading the Santa Clara County Social Justice and Impact Litigation project, where she litigated and worked on policy reform around issues including LGBT equality, criminal justice reform, and health policy. Juniper holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Brown University and a J.D. from New York University, both magna cum laude. She is a certified mediator in New York and California. Before becoming a lawyer, Juniper was a teacher in Oakland, CA.Hide the rest
Sr Staff Attorney
Head of Global Prod Policy
Monika Bickert is Facebook’s head of product policy. Her global team manages the policies for what types of content can be shared on Facebook and how advertisers and developers can interact with t...Show the rest
Monika Bickert is Facebook’s head of product policy. Her global team manages the policies for what types of content can be shared on Facebook and how advertisers and developers can interact with the site. Monika originally joined Facebook in 2012 as lead security counsel, advising the company on matters including child safety and data security.
Prior to joining Facebook, Monika served as Resident Legal Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, where she specialized in Southeast Asian rule of law development and response to child exploitation and human trafficking. She also served as Assistant United States Attorney for 11 years in Washington, DC, and Chicago, prosecuting federal crimes ranging from public corruption to gang-related violence.
Monika received a B.A. in Economics and English from Rice University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.Hide the rest