We see The takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk forces the struggle for freedom of expression on social networksBroadband Breakfast, November 23, 2022
Wed Nov 23 2022 12pm ET – Elon Wei and Donald, oh my!
with Elon Musk Finally taking over the reins of Twitter after a turbulent acquisition, what additional new changes will appear on the actual public scene in the world? The world’s richest man has already restored some banned accounts, including the former president’s Donald Trump. Trump has invaded the world of conservative social media, as has the politically polarized rapper youpreviously Kanye West, is currently in the process of buying the alt-right platform Parler. You are no stranger to testing the limits of controversial speech. With Twitter in Musk’s hands, Parler in the process of being sold, and Truth Social a Trump-type forging ahead despite false starts, is a new era of conservative social media upon us?
- Mark McCarthyNon-Resident Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution
- Mike Masnickfounder and editor of Techdirt
- Randolph MayPresident of the Free State Foundation
- Brett Swansonnon-resident senior fellow, American Enterprise Institute
- Drew Clark (medium), editor and publisher, Broadband Breakfast
Committee member resources:
- Freedom of speech and disinformation Essays, Economics of Entropy
- Think clearly, speak freely Free State Foundation Series
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Mark McCarthy Non-resident senior fellow in governance studies in the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in the Communication, Culture, and Technology Program in the Graduate School and in the Department of Philosophy. He teaches courses in Emerging Technology Governance, AI Ethics, Privacy and Competition Policy for Technology, Content Management for Social Media, and Speech Ethics. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Institute of Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown University of Law.
Mike Masnick He is the founder and editor of the popular Techdirt blog as well as the founder of the Silicon Valley think tank, the Copia Institute. In both roles, he explores the intersection of technology and innovation, politics, law, civil liberties, and economics. His writings have been cited by Congress and the European Parliament. According to a Harvard Berkman Center study, its coverage of SOPA made Techdirt the most connected media resource throughout the debate.
Randolph May He is the Founder and President of Free State, an independent, not-for-profit, market-oriented think tank founded in 2006. He has practiced communications law, administrative and regulatory law as a partner in major national law firms. From 1978 to 1981, May served as Associate General Counsel and Associate General Counsel at the FCC. He is a past chair of the Division of Administrative Law and Organizational Practices at the American Bar Association.
Brett Swanson He is president of the technology research firm Entropy Economics LLC, nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, visiting fellow at the Krach Institute for Technology Diplomacy at Purdue University and president of the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS). Writes Infonomena’s newsletter infonomena.substack.com.
Drew Clark (the medium) is CEO of Breakfast Media LLC, Editor and Publisher Broadband Breakfast.com and a nationally respected communications attorney. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, he served as chair of the Illinois State Broadband Initiative. Now, in light of the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act of 2021, Attorney Clark helps fiber-optic and wireless clients secure financing, identify markets, broker infrastructure, and operate in the public right-of-way.
As with all Broadband Breakfast Live Online events, the free webcast will take place at 12 noon EST on Wednesday.
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