November 9, 2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am, Pacific Time

ACS At-Large: Content Moderation as Editorial “Speech”

Big social platforms regulate users' speech at a massive scale. In doing so, these platforms compare themselves to newspapers and other media entities that "edit" third-party speech. Newspapers' editorial practices receive strong First Amendment protections from regulation. How well does the analogy extend to platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube that "edit" speech at a much larger scale?


Ash Bhagwat, Boochever and Bird Endowed Chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom and Equality and Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law

Kyle Langvardt, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law; Faculty Fellow, Nebraska Governance and Technology Center