Social media platforms are scrambling to define acceptable speech online. What is hate speech? Why is hate speech finding especially fruitful ground in social media, and what harms are being caused by it? Who should decide the difference between free speech and hate speech?
SCI Director Dr. Erroll Southers joined a panel moderated by NBC4 reporter Beverly White to discuss the challenges of addressing hate speech online while also protecting the First Amendment. Dr. Southers was joined by Theodore Boutrous from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Barry McDonald, a professor at Pepperdine Law School; and Rick Eaton, a senior researcher at the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Watch news coverage of the panel for more information.