2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

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.

Hashtags: #sxsw #OnlineHarassment


Deborah Lauter at SXSW

Deborah Lauter

Dir of Civil Rights

Anti-Defamation League

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...

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Jeffrey Rosen at SXSW

Jeffrey Rosen

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...

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Juniper Downs at SXSW

Juniper Downs

Sr Counsel


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...

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Lee Rowland

Sr Staff Attorney


Monika Bickert at SXSW

Monika Bickert

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...

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