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Wednesday, July 14 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
The Social Platform Dilemma: Governance Approaches to Moderate Legal But “Objectionable” Content

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This panel explores the role of government, private sector, and civil society in content moderation decisions and reviews how social media platforms are addressing societal and state pressure to moderate and remove content that offends, may be considered hateful or violent, and possibly misleading, but is not illegal in the United States. It explores new models of public-private partnerships and coordination and the risk and opportunities these present.

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Courtney Radsch

Dr. Courtney C. Radsch is a journalist, practitioner, and published author with more than 20 years of experience at the intersection of technology, media and human rights. She writes and speaks frequently about global tech policy, disinformation, content moderation, online harassment and digital security, media sustainability, journalism, and free expression and serves on the masthead of Tech Policy Press. Radsch provides strategic advocacy consulting to leading human... Read More →

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Farzaneh Badiei

Director of Social Media Governance Initiative, Yale Law School
Farzaneh Badiei is the director of Justice Collaboratory's Social Media Governance Initiative based in Yale Law School. Previously she was the Executive Director of the Internet Governance Project at Georgia Institute of Technology. For nearly a decade, Farzaneh has been a part of... Read More →
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Julie Owono

Executive Director, Internet Sans Frontières
Julie Owono is an expert in digital rights and international technology law, and an advocate for  Business and Human Rights principles in the technology industry. She is Executive Director of Internet Sans Frontières, an organization which defends digital rights and access to the... Read More →
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Alex Feerst

General Counsel, Neuralink
Alex Feerst is General Counsel at Neuralink, a company developing implantable brain-machine interfaces.He spent four years as Head of Legal and Head of Trust and Safety at publishing platform Medium, where he led enforcement of the platform’s content policies, and continues to serve... Read More →
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Rob Rakowitz

Initiative Lead - The Global Alliance for Responsible Media, World Federation of Advertisers
Rob Rakowitz is a connector and builder of both teams and solutions to createbreakthrough work in the overlap space between media, data, marketing, andtechnology.Rob Rakowitz joined the WFA as the Initiative Lead for the Global Alliance forResponsible Media in July 2019. In this role... Read More →
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James Taylor

President, Heartland Institute
The Board of Directors unanimously elected James Taylor president of The Heartland Institute on March 18, 2020. Taylor is also director of Heartland's Arthur B. Robinson Center for Climate and Environmental Policy.Taylor is also the former managing editor (2001-2014) of Environme... Read More →
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Steve DelBianco

President and CEO, NetChoice

Wednesday July 14, 2021 4:15pm - 5:30pm EDT