Tech Policy

Joint Center Joins National Urban League Panel on Social Media Regulation & Civil Rights

On October 20, Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined National Urban League (NUL)’s panel entitled Social Media Regulation: The New Frontier in the Fight for Civil Rights. In the panel, Spencer discussed voter suppression, Section 230, and disinformation online. Other panelists include U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, National Black Justice Coalition Executive Director David Johns, Brookings Center for Technology Innovation Director Dr. Nicol Turner Lee, ACLU Senior Legislative Counsel Kate Ruane, and Northwestern University Professor Danielle Bainbridge. The conversation was moderated by NUL’s Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of the Washington Bureau Clint Odom.

Watch the full one-hour panel below.