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Virtual Event | The Disinformation Governance Board: Friend or Foe to Freedom?
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, May 4, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, May 4, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

Virtual Event | The Disinformation Governance Board: Friend or Foe to Freedom?

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, May 16. Register for the event here.

Join Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Harold Furchtgott-Roth and expert panelists Robert McDowell, Nadine Strossen, Robert Corn-Revere, and Michael W. McConnell for a discussion on the controversy surrounding the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) recently announced Disinformation Governance Board.

Last month, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced the creation of the Disinformation Governance Board, in a move that attracted a great deal of criticism. Not much is known about this board and whether its mandate differs from that of other federal agencies, and while federal monitoring of speech isn’t a new phenomenon, the potential for broad government surveillance of large numbers of individuals is profoundly troubling. Please join our expert panel for a discussion on the potential activities of this new body and the extent to which this could impinge on core constitutional rights.

Speakers

Robert McDowell

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Nadine Strossen

ACLU President, 1991-2008, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, Emerita at New York Law School

Robert Corn-Revere

Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute

Michael W. McConnell

Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2002-2009

Moderator

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Director, Center for the Economics of the Internet, Hudson Institute

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