Shooting the Messenger? Intermediary Liability & Harmful Online Speech

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 13:00to14:30
Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 312, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Join Tech Law McGill for a panel discussion on a complex issue that touches on freedom of speech, equality, privacy, access to information, rule of law, and international law featuring leading academic and industry experts Cynthia Khoo, Emily Laidlaw, Allen Mendelsohn and Charles Morgan.

Internet intermediaries like Facebook, Twitter, and Google are increasingly becoming forums of debate and gatekeepers of information. Are these companies responsible for user content posted and spread on their platforms? Are court orders to take down web content (like the recent SCC injunction in Google v Equustek) an appropriate or effective remedy for harmful online speech? Or are moderation guidelines internal to these companies sufficient?

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