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).

 

Registration is required »

$25 for onsite attendance. $10 for online attendance. Students are free with proof of student ID.

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