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Friday, May 18 • 15:00 - 15:25
Sex, Lies, and Red Tape: The political interest in regulating Internet platforms, and what it means for online speech and democracy

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Fake news? Sex trafficking? Sure, people use the Internet for bad things, but the political appetite to regulate Internet platforms may come at the cost of all the good things people use the Internet for.  This talk will explain how.

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Cathy Gellis

Attorney, Techdirt
Frustrated that people were making the law without asking her for her opinion, Cathy Gellis gave up a career as a web developer to become a lawyer so that she could help them not make it badly, especially where it came to technology. A former aspiring journalist and longtime fan of... Read More →

Friday May 18, 2018 15:00 - 15:25 EDT
Village Main Stage