Facebook’s Oversight Board’s Work – And Other Free Speech Challenges


Publish Date:
March 22, 2022
George Bush Presidential Center
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Michael McConnell is the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor at Stanford Law School, where he also directs the Constitutional Law Center. The former Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit also is a co-chair of Facebook’s Oversight Board. That body is charged with helping the social media platform deal with difficult questions about freedom of expression online.

In this conversation with Lindsay Lloyd, the Bradford M. Freeman Director of the Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, and William McKenzie, Senior Editorial Advisor at the Bush Institute, McConnell explains the work of the Oversight Board. The University of Chicago Law School graduate also discusses the relationship between the First Amendment and disinformation and misinformation. And he comments on the challenges to free speech on college campuses.

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