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Laurence Tribe, Several Others, and Me on "The Free Speech Implications of the 'De-Platforming' of Donald Trump"

I much enjoyed being on this American Constitution Society chapter panel.


The quick summary:

The "de-platforming" of former President Donald Trump from prominent social media platforms following the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol raises questions about the power of private corporations to regulate public conversation, and the legal system's power to regulate them, in our wired age. Join the ACS Arizona, Austin, DC, Michigan, Orange County, and Philadelphia Lawyer Chapters as we welcome a panel of prominent experts to discuss the broader implications for free speech.


Katie Fallow, Senior Staff Attorney, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University

Gautam Hans, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School

Colin Stretch, Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School, and former General Counsel of Facebook, Inc.

Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Emeritus, Harvard Law School

Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Moderated by:

Dan Kaplan, Assistant Federal Public Defender; Member, ACS Phoenix Chapter Board of Directors