Tech Policy

Joint Center President Joins Knight Foundation Panel on Free Expression and Misinformation Online

On June 17, Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined the Knight Foundation’s panel, “Free expression v. misinformation online: who decides?” Read Spencer’s opening remarks here.

Other panelists included University of Oklahoma College of Law Professor Evelyn Aswad, New York University’s Stern Center for Business and Human Rights Deputy Director Paul Barrett, Stanford Cyber Policy Center Program Director Daphne Keller, Facebook Government and Strategic Initiatives Heather Moore, and Center for Representative Government at the Cato Institute Vice President and Founder John Samples.

During the panel, they discussed the findings in a new Gallup-Knight Foundation report that “explores attitudes toward key issues in tech policy, including content moderation, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, and approaches to industry self-governance like Facebook’s Oversight Board.”

The conversation was moderated by Knight Foundation Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer Sam Gill.

About Joint Center

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.