Executive Director Jameel Jaffer talked to Bloomberg’s Timothy L. O’Brien on a recent “Crash Course” episode titled “Free Speech vs. Censorship.” The wide-ranging conversation explored the issues at stake in the First Amendment and social media cases currently before the Supreme Court, the merits of former President Trump’s assertion of a First Amendment defense in his ongoing legal cases, recent threats to academic freedom, and more. 

When asked how the digital revolution has affected free speech, Jaffer noted, “We do have these new gatekeepers, the social media companies themselves, who play a very large role in determining what speech gets heard online, which ideas get traction, which speakers are allowed to speak. All sorts of new technologies pose new kinds of threats to free speech.”

Listen to the full episode here.