Free Speech on Social Media: Are the United States and France Drifting Apart or Closer Together?

november 2020

mon09nov11:00 am1:00 pmFree Speech on Social Media: Are the United States and France Drifting Apart or Closer Together? Event Organized By: Center for International Law

Event Details

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Electronic Frontier Foundation

French American Bar Association France

French American Bar Association USA

New York Law School

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The program will address three major developments in free speech on social media: the French Supreme Court’s rejection of the hate speech law nicknamed “the Avia Bill,” the potential reforms to 47 USC § 230, and the European Union’s introduction of the Digital Services Act Package. The program will also address whether these developments reflect a divergence or convergence in how Europe and the U.S. regulate free and specifically, hate speech on social media.

This is an online event.


Barry Appleton, Managing Partner at Appleton & Associates International Lawyers, Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School, and the Co-Director of the Center for International Law at NYLS


Pierre Ciric ’09, Founder of The Ciric Law Firm, PLLC and the Vice President of the French American Bar Association

Christoph Schmon, International Policy Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Dan Shefet, Lawyer at the Paris Court of Appeals, Expert with the U.N. Office on Genocide Prevention, and Advisor and Expert to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law Emerita at NYLS and Former President of the American Civil Liberties Union

Monday, November 9, 2020

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EST 

This event is free and open to all. Spaces will be limited to the first 500 registrants.

2 credits in Areas of Professional Practice (NY transitional and nontransitional)