Legal Frontiers in Digital Media 2021

Hosted By: Media Law Resource Center

Fenwick partner and co-chair of the copyright litigation practice Andrew Bridges will be moderating a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 18 at 10:00 am PT.

Content Moderation in an Age of Disinformation

In the face of virus and vaccine misinformation, false political ads, election conspiracy theories, and online incitement culminating in the deadly attack on the Capitol, the capacity of social media companies’ content moderation toolkit has been tested. Platforms have tried content removal, user suspensions and bans, warning labels, links to authoritative information, and more, but are these problems that can be solved with such tools? This session will explore whether platforms can moderate their way to a satisfactory balance between free speech and countering threats to public safety and democracy, or whether external solutions are required.


  • Andrew Bridges, Partner, Fenwick (Moderator)
  • Eric Goldman, Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Emma Llansó, Director, Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Neil Potts, Vice President, Public Policy, Facebook

Full agenda here.


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