FIRE is excited to announce a partnership with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University to host a “Forum on Free Speech and Content Moderation” from April 13–15, 2023, in Alexandria, Virginia.
A part of Mercatus’s “Pluralist Lab” series, this three-day event will bring students from various ideological backgrounds together to reflect on the state of free speech and how the First Amendment applies in online settings. Attendees will explore major debates surrounding social media content moderation policies and will discuss what responsibility, if any, platforms have to moderate content.
The event is free to attend and open to current U.S. college and university students.
Through panel discussions, large and small group sessions, and reading and writing exercises with their fellow students, along with talks by expert speakers (to be announced), students will reflect on the implications of social media for free speech.
The event is free to attend and open to current U.S. college and university students, including graduate students, of all majors. Meals will be provided throughout, and travel and lodging will be arranged and provided as needed.
To learn more about the event and apply, visit this webpage. Space is limited, so we encourage you to apply today!