Cyber Trolls, Death Threats and the First Amendment

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7:30 pm
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton Centre

In October 2016, Politico reporter Hadas Gold wrote an article about the presidential campaign and was met with a litany of Naziesque death threats.  She received a photoshopped image of herself with a bloody bullet hole to her forehead and a yellow “Jude” star, as Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany, on her chest. 

Moderator:  Lisa Green, author, lawyer, and legal analyst. A former senior producer at NBC News, Lisa has appeared on TODAY, CBS This Morning, MSNBC, CNBC and CNN.com.

Panelists:  Mary Anne Franks, professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law and the Vice-President and Legislative & Tech Policy Director of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating online abuse and discrimination;  Hadas Gold, a reporter at POLITICO, covering media and politics; and Ari Ezra Waldman, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School (NYLS) and an Affiliate Scholar with Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy.

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