Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate: Can Constitutional Free Speech Principles Save Social Media From Itself?

March 4th, 2019

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Some are calling for Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies to actively police content on their platforms while others caution that enforcing content moderation would violate First Amendment principles—even if the First Amendment itself doesn’t bind private companies. Join David French of the National Review, Nathaniel Persily of Stanford Law School, and others for a live NPR show as they debate whether or not constitutional free speech principles can save social media companies from themselves. John Donvan, Emmy Award-winning correspondent for ABC News, moderates.

This program is presented by the National Constitution Center in partnership with Intelligence Squared U.S. and sponsored in part by a generous grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.