Good Law | Bad Law #140 - Content Moderation or Censorship? A Conversation w/ Corynne McSherry

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Corynne McSherry, the Legal Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), to discuss content moderation on big social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


Aaron and Corynne address the issues of digital rights, how private companies like Facebook can censor content without implicating the First Amendment, and how transparency is so important as social media platforms come under increasing scrutiny for the content policies and practices.  EFF, a prominent digital rights non-profit, has been integrally involved in these issues, focusing on impact litigation around such issues as intellectual property, open access, and digital rights, among others.  Corynne and Aaron disciss the big concerns surrounding content moderation – Who should decide what we see? What speech can be regulated? Is it censorship? How can speech be regulated?


As always, we do not edit the content of our episodes.  Our conversation is as it was!  So, give a listen and let us know what you think.



Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Corynne McSherry

Find Corynne’s contact information here as well as more on the EFF.

Find the Verge article here.