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Lawfare Live: COVID-19, Speech and Surveillance

Benjamin Wittes
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 1:10 PM

On Thursday, April 30, at 11:00 a.m. ET, join Lawfare Editor in Chief Benjamin Wittes for a discussion with Jack Goldsmith and Andrew Keane Woods on their recent essay on internet speech and surveillance.

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In an essay in the Atlantic on April 25, Jack Goldsmith and Andrew Keane Woods argued that speech control and surveillance initiatives by the tech platforms, in coordination with the government, are not a break with prior practice but a continuation of it. Goldsmith and Woods received some sharp reactions to their claims, especially ones that made comparisons to China. They responded to these reactions here on Lawfare.

On Thursday, April 30 from 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. ET., Goldmsith and Woods joined me for a Zoom discussion and Q&A with Goldsmith and Woods about their essay.

The discussion can be found here and below:

Benjamin Wittes is editor in chief of Lawfare and a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several books.

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