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Saturday, September 28 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
What Free Speech Costs Us

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Now that everyone has a microphone and a printing press, can our democracy survive?

Supported by SXSW. Programmed in partnership with the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia.

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Charlie Warzel

Writer-at-Large for The New York Times Opinion Desk
Warzel serves as a writer-at-large for The New York Times’ opinion desk, where he writes about online extremism and the intersection of technology, media and politics. Previously, he worked as a science and technology writer at Buzzfeed News, where he reported on topics including... Read More →

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Kate Klonick

Professor at St. John’s Law School
Klonick is an affiliate fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and New America and professor of law at St. John’s University Klonick School. Her research centers on law and technology, using cognitive and social psychology. She has written for The New York... Read More →
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Siva Vaidhyanathan

Director of Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia
Vaidhyanathan is a professor of media studies and director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia. He has written several books on technology and intellectual property, including “Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy... Read More →
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Jacob Weisberg

Co-Founder of Pushkin Industries and Former CEO of The Slate Group
Weisberg co-founded the podcast company Pushkin Industries in 2018. Previously, he served as CEO of The Slate Group, co-founder of Panoply and editor-in-chief of Slate Magazine. He was also the creator and co-host of Slate’s “Trumpcast.” Weisberg is a lecturer at Yale University... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel