On Friday Feb 23, 2018, Georgetown Law will host a daylong symposium on “The Governance and Regulation of Information Platforms,” sponsored by the Georgetown Institute for Technology Law and Policy.
A roster of distinguished speakers will present on four panels:
Governance by and of Platforms (9:15-10:45): This panel will explore some of the big-picture questions surrounding how platforms govern their own operations and how the legal system might approach platform-related governance challenges.
Problems of Access and Entry (11:00-12:30): This panel will address the roles that platforms play in structuring access to information and to markets and the ongoing debates about net neutrality regulation and antitrust oversight.
Problems of Fact and Value (1:45-3:15): This panel will consider the roles that platforms play in amplifying conspiracy theories, false information, harassment, and hate; the roles they might play in mitigating those problems; and the feasibility and desirability of more (or different) legal oversight.
Coding Regulation vs. Regulating Code (3:30-5:00) This panel will explore the technical and legal questions that surround the difficult project of ensuring algorithmic accountability.
More information is available here.