iHeart Radio’s West Michigan Weekend segment host, Phil Tower, interviews Warner partner Brian Wassom on the topic of Facebook, also known as Meta, making money from white supremacy groups despite the company’s stance on banning hate speech.
Wassom offers perspective on the social media giant’s decision and reluctance to halt ads on searches of white supremacy groups. He touches on the First Amendment that is in tension with hate speech laws. Wassom also provides insight on what limitations corporations may or may not put in place to silence hate speech or defamation – and how this crosses over into democracy and politics.
To listen to the recording, click here.
Wassom is a futurist at heart who tracks legal issues arising from a wide range of cutting-edge technologies. He is chair of Warner’s Emerging Media and Technology Group and has developed a particular focus on matters of creative expression, First Amendment rights, commercial identity and privacy, which spans the legal doctrines of copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity rights, advertising, journalism and related fields. Learn more about his practice here.
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