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Radiolab Presents More Perfect Live: The First Amendment in the Digital Age

Originally Aired: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Should you be able to say and do whatever you want online? And if not, who should police this?

Jad Abumrad of Radiolab and More Perfect hosted a debate about online hate speech, fake news and whether the First Amendment needs an update for the digital age.

He was joined live at The Greene Space at WNYC by Corynne McSherry, legal director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Elie Mystal, managing editor at Above the Law and contributing legal editor at More Perfect; and Ken White, a First Amendment litigator and criminal defense attorney at Brown White & Osborn LLP in Los Angeles who also runs the free speech and criminal justice blog Popehat.com, where he often coordinates pro bono defense for First Amendment cases.

NOTE: Because of the topic for the night, this discussion will include disturbing images and language, such as religious, ethnic and gender slurs and profanity. We are preserving this content so that our audience can understand the nature of this speech.

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