PLENARY | Regulating the Internet: Multi-Billion Dollar Companies, Government Power and Free Speech - Section 230, Social Media, First Amendment, Antitrust

Moderator: Dean Lyrissa Lidsky, University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia
Panel: Prof. Jeff Kosseff, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis MD; Prof. Thom Lambert, University of Missouri, Columbia

Is Big Tech too big? Do tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Twitter wield too much power and need to be regulated? Whether the ultimate answer is yes or no, the interim question is, if so, how? Join this panel of legal experts for a discussion exploring what the law says.

From Section 230, often referred to as the “26 words that created the internet” to free speech and First Amendment issues to the use of antitrust actions, this session hopes to arm lawyers with the knowledge to cut through the “clutter” and understand the legal and constitutional issues that surround rising calls for regulation.