Watch Live: A First Amendment For Social Platforms

On June 23, 2016, BuzzFeed and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism will host a breakfast discussion on the power of social media platforms and the threat to free press and free speech standards.

As journalists, news organizations and citizens increasingly turn to social platforms as their principal means of publishing, are there enough safeguards against tech giants misusing their new power?

BuzzFeed Editor in Chief Ben Smith and BuzzFeed Assistant General Counsel Nabiha Syed recently authored an article which put the case for a First Amendment for social platforms: “We are suggesting that the platforms make a public commitment not just to opaque and ad hoc rules, but to time-honored principles and process.”

As BuzzFeed takes on the platforms, join us for a panel discussion at Columbia Journalism School:

Ben Smith, BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief

Nabiha Syed, BuzzFeed Assistant General Counsel

Stuart Karle, William J. Brennan Jr. Visiting Professor of First Amendment Issues at Columbia Journalism School

Emily Bell, Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism


livestream will begin June 23 at 9:00am ETD

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