The freedom to speak, the freedom to tweet, the freedom to troll?

When: Monday 16 September 2019 7pm
Where: The Grouch Club, 45 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 4QB
Tickets: Members and a friend £8 per; Non-members £20 via the Trouble Club

Social media apps on phone, Jason Howie/Flickr

16 years ago Facebook arrived on the scene followed shortly by Twitter. We thought it was going to open up pleasant social discourse. How wrong we were.

Now comes the question of whether online content – should be regulated. Arguing this corner is Seyi Akiwowo, a former councillor and target of trolls, and now the founder of Fix The Glitch which is campaigning for platforms to take responsibility. But does this challenge free speech and who decides where to draw the line? Jodie Ginsberg, chief executive of Index on Censorship and defender of free speech will be joining us to give an alternative view.

Which side are you on?

This is a Trouble Club event.

Jodie Ginsberg
Seyi Akiwowo

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When: Monday 16 September 2019 7pm
Where: The Grouch Club, 45 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 4QB
Tickets: Members and a friend £8 per; Non-members £20 via the Trouble Club

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