When Hate Speech Meets Free Speech

ProducerAlliance for Community Media
DescriptionWith conversations swirling around the media-sphere about the real-life ramifications of the proliferation of misinformation on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media apps, it’s interesting to revisit the concepts underpinning public access. Today CMC’s deliver content on a wide variety of social media platforms not just cable access channels. Does that change our role and the philosophy that guides the policies that govern the community media center? This workshop with explore how community media navigates the questions that arise as communities confront hatred and disinformation campaigns, and discuss the limits of free speech. Guests: Mike Wassenaar, ACM CEO/President; Jeff Bayne, Associate, Spiegel & McDiarmid, Washington, DC; Tracy Rosenberg, Executive. Director, Media Alliance, San Francisco, CA; Richard Turner, E.D., Carroll County Media Center, Westminster, MD; Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored and President of the Media Freedom Foundation, Rohnert Park, CA.
DateJuly 24, 2023