Scrutiny of how social media sites moderate the posts on their platforms (or don't) has intensified after the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. As lawmakers and others seek ways to curb violent messages and conspiracy theories, there's been a renewed push in Congress to update Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
The Biden administration's nominee to the U.S. Commerce Department, Gina Raimondo, has indicated that she supports reforms. As lawmakers consider their next steps, this dot.LA event will explore how companies on the front lines generally view the issue. What would a repeal of Section 230 do? How much moderation is enough? How much is too much? And what do the potential changes mean for the future of free speech and the movements that social media has sparked?
dot.L.A. Managing Editor Rachel Uranga will kick off the event with a one-on-one conversation with a management team member from a leading social media company (company to be announced). Following, dot.LA CEO Sam Adams will speak with Fenwick partners Tyler Newby and Andrew Klungness for a legal perspective.