News, Disinformation, and Social Media Responsibility
Symposium | 18 October | Utah
The Utah Law Review is thrilled to announce this year’s symposium topic: News, Disinformation, and Social Media Responsibility. The event is designed to investigate twin problems arising from the changing media landscape. In recent years, major social media platforms have become the primary mechanism for the distribution of news-delivering, but not producing, journalism on matters of public concern, while attracting much of the advertising revenue that once supported traditional news organizations. These same platforms have also become the primary target for those who would spread disinformation, which is regularly consumed and shared by users as if it were news. The ways that these companies’ policies and practices foster or impede both news and disinformation have significant consequences for the American citizen and for democracy as a whole.
Confirmed Presenters Include:
Jameel Jaffer, Knight First Amendment Institute
Dahlia Lithwick, Slate
Sonja R. West, University of Georgia School of Law
David Greene, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Lili Levi, University of Miami School of Law
Derek Bambauer, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Hannah Bloch-Wehba, Drexel University Kline School of Law
Thomas Kadri, Yale Law School Information Society Project
Andrew Moshirnia, Monash University
Rebecca MacKinnon, Ranking Digital Rights Project
Jason Pielemeier, Global Network Initiative
Evelyn Aswad, University of Oklahoma College of Law
RonNell Andersen Jones, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Erika George, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
4 hours CLE (includes 1 hour ethics)(pending).
$25 for onsite attendance. $10 for online attendance. Students are free with proof of student ID.
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