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US and European Approaches to Regulating Social Media Platforms

September 21 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Debates over how best to regulate social media have raged for years without resolution, but new legislation in the United States and Europe presage a more complicated regulatory environment for social media companies. This panel of experts will discuss government efforts to regulate social media platforms, including recent laws passed in Texas and Florida as well as the E.U.’s Digital Services Act. What impact will these laws have on social media companies? Are they compatible with the U.S. First Amendment and the E.U. Charter of Fundamental Rights? What additional regulation might be coming in the future?

Panelists:

  • David Ardia, Reef C. Ivey II Excellence Fund Term Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Media Law and Policy, UNC School of Law
  • Paivi Korpisaari, Professor of Law, University of Helsinki
  • Bill Marshall, William Rand Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC School of Law
  • Matt Perault, Professor of the Practice, UNC School of Information & Library Science, and Director of the UNC Center on Technology Policy

The panel will be moderated by Anne Klinefelter, Henry P. Brandis Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the UNC Law Library.

This event is co-sponsored by the UNC Center on Technology Policy. It is free and open to the public.