Richard L. Hasen Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics—and How to Cure It ♥
March 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Richard L. Hasen
Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics—and How to Cure It
The Guest Speaker Series and Fair Elections and Free Speech Center at UCI Law welcome Center Co-Director and Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science Richard L. Hasen to discuss his new book, Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics–and How to Cure It (YUP, 2022), in conversation with UCI Law Professor of Lawyering Skills Henry Weinstein.
Co-sponsored by the University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement.
About the Book
What can be done consistent with the First Amendment to ensure that American voters can make informed election decisions and hold free elections amid a flood of virally spread disinformation and the collapse of local news reporting? How should American society counter the actions of people like former President Donald J. Trump, who used social media to convince millions of his followers to doubt the integrity of U.S. elections and helped foment a violent insurrection? What can we do to minimize disinformation campaigns aimed at suppressing voter turnout?
With piercing insight into the current debates over free speech, censorship, and Big Tech’s responsibilities, Richard L. Hasen proposes legal and social measures to restore Americans’ access to reliable information on which democracy depends. Read more >
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
5:00–6:00 p.m. PDT
This is a virtual event. Zoom information will be sent to those who register.
Registrants will receive a code for 30% off book purchases in their confirmation email.