WEBCAST APR 12 – Dangerous Dancing?: TikTok, National Security, and the First Amendment

ISOC LIVEOn Friday April 12 2024 at 12:30-14:00 EDT (16:30-18:00 UTC) the Institute for Rebooting Social Media (RSM) at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society hosts a panel ‘Dangerous Dancing?: TikTok, National Security, and the First Amendment‘.

TikTok, the massively popular social media app, has come under fire because it is owned by a company headquartered in Beijing. Some call it a “Trojan Horse,” arguing that it is simultaneously a spying and propaganda machine. Defenders observe that TikTok is an enormous speech platform and that the U.S. should not be in the business of banning speech apps. When might economic sanctions run afoul of the First Amendment? Leading experts will consider First Amendment challenges to any TikTok divest-or-ban order.

Toni Gardner – Director of Operations, Institute for Rebooting Social Media
Jennifer Huddleston – Technology Policy Research Fellow, Cato Institute
Ramya Krishnan – Senior Staff Attorney, Knight First Amendment Institute
Jenna Leventoff – Senior Policy Counsel, ACLU
Alan Z. Rozenshtein – Associate Professor of Law, University of Minnesota
Anupam Chander – Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Technology, Georgetown

LIVESTREAM https://livestream.com/internetsociety/rsm-tiktokban

TRANSCRIPT https://archive.org/download/rsm-tiktokban/rsm-tiktokban_TRANSCRIPT.pdf

TWITTER #TikTokBan Institute for Rebooting Social Media @AnupamChander @BKCHarvard @jrhuddles @CatoInstitute Ramya Krishnan @knightcolumbia @ARozenshtein Jenna Leventoff @ACLU