The Future of Free Speech on the Internet

The Litigation Section of the Barristers Club and Intellectual Property and Internet Law Section of the Barristers Club present

The Future of Free Speech on the Internet 

Section 230, the First Amendment, the Supreme Court of Facebook, and more!

Date Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Program 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour


Genevieve Lakier
Assistant Professor,
The University of Chicago Law School 
Mike Masnick
Founder and CEO, Copia Institute
Editor, Techdirt 
Thomas Sprankling
Counsel, WilmerHale


 Liana Chen
Partner, Kronenberger Rosenfeld

This program will address the intersection of law and online content, including protections for content hosts under Section 230 (Communications Decency Act), the First Amendment and state action doctrine after Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck and Prager University v. Google, the role of private adjudications of content moderation including The Oversight Board (Facebook & Instagram), and approaches for litigators addressing these issues for their clients. 

And will Facebook and Twitter keep Donald Trump banned?


  • Law Regulating and Protecting Social Media Platforms
  • Proposed Legislation in Congress and First Amendment Challenges
  • Realities of Content Moderation
  • Litigation Approaches Including Anti-SLAPP Motions
  • Facebook and Twitter’s bans of Donald Trump

Section Co-Chairs

Gabriela Kipnis, Conrad Metlitzky Kane & Carole Okolowicz, Carlson, Calladine & Peterson 

Event Code: B211441

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