Archive for October 30th, 2018

October 30, 2018

Klonick Is Featured and Quoted in The New Yorker, Radiolab, NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, and Tech Dirt

Professor Kate Klonick has made numerous media appearances over the past three months, serving as a featured expert on online content moderation.

On August 14, she was a featured guest in a segment titled, Big Tech is a nation-state with a constitutional crisis, on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal.
On August 17, she was a featured expert in a podcast titled, Post No Evil, on RadioLab.
On August 20, she was quoted in an article titled, Alex Jones, The First Amendment, and the Digital Public Square, in The New Yorker.  The article linked to Professor Klonick’s Harvard Law Review article,  The New Governors:  The People, Rules, and Processes Governing Online Speech. 
On August 24, Professor Klonick was a featured guest in a segment titled, Alex Jones and Infowars, on NPR’s On Point.
On September 6, she was quoted in an article  titled, What Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg Taught Congress and Vice Versa, in the New York Times.
On September 18, she was a featured guest in a podcast titled, No Easy Answers for Content Moderation, on Tech Dirt.
On September 21, she was quoted in a post titled, Meet the Free Speech Lawyer Fighting to Keep Nazis and Trolls on Twitter, on Buzzfeed.
On October 6, she was quoted in an article titled, How a German Social Media Company Has Tamed the Trolls, in the Wall Street Journal.
October 30, 2018

Klonick Organizes and Presents at COMO III and Numerous other Conferences

On Thursday, October 25, Professor Kate Klonick presided over and presented at “COMO III: Content Moderation and the Future of Online Speech,” a conference that she organized at St. John’s Manhattan conference.  klonick

The COMO III conference explored how online platforms create policy to moderate and remove user content posted on their sites, how they operationalize those policies, and how these policies affect the culture of online speech for individuals and new media.  Conference panelists included Jack Balkin (Yale Law School), Ben Smith (BuzzFeed), Josh Marshall (Talking Points Memo), Steve Freeman (ADL National), Nabiyah Syed (BuzzFeed), Emily Bell (Columbia Journalism School), Casey Newton (The Verge), and others.

Over the past two months, Professor Klonick has participated in numerous other conferences and roundtables.  Some highlights include:  a presentation on content moderation practice to Congressional staffers at Georgetown University Law Center on August, 15; serving as a Google Fellow at the Privacy Policy Roundtable on September 13-14; moderating a panel for Databite No. 114: Mike Ananny and Tarleton Gillespie in Conversation on Content Moderation, at Data & Society on September 27;
speaking on content moderation at the SPEED conference at Cornell Tech on September 28-29; and serving as a panelist discussing censorship in the digital age at the University of Chicago on October 19.

Professor Klonick has published a seminal article, The New Governors:  The People, Rules, and Processes Governing Online Speech, 131 Harv. L. Rev. 1598 (2018), on these topics.

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