The New Governors: The People, Rules, and Processes Governing Online Speech

Speaker: Kate Klonick
Date recorded: Sep 1, 2017
Kate Klonick talks about her research on how private internet platforms govern online speech.

Kate Klonick talks about her recent article, “The New Governors: The People, Rules, and Processes Governing Online Speech”, which provides one of the first analysis of what private online platforms are actually doing to moderate speech under a regulatory and First Amendment framework. It argues that to best understand online speech, we must abandon traditional doctrinal and regulatory analogies, and understand these private content platforms as systems of governance operating outside the boundaries of the First Amendment. Kate is currently a doctoral candidate at Yale Law School.