The Cure for Cheap Speech: Rick Hasen
Cheap speech is lower-value speech that finds a way to rise to the top of social media, news outlets, and everyday conversation. This overabundance of misinformation and disinformation is easy and inexpensive to produce. While the problem of cheap speech is worldwide and ubiquitous, we discuss a uniquely American approach to solving it through the prism of the First Amendment. Potential solutions include disclosure laws about tweaking algorithms, privacy protections to prevent micro-targeting, antitrust regulations, and public pressure to demand high standards from media platforms.
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Host: Mila Atmos
Guest: Rick Hasen
Executive Producer: Mila Atmos
Producers: Zack Travis and Sara Burningham