Can social media hate, lies, and harassment be regulated? How?

Can social media hate, lies, and harassment be regulated? How?

Podcast (2:01:57)

Tuesday February 4, 2020 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ryerson University
Room 103, Rogers Communications Centre
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario

From “fake news” to bullying, death threats, trolling, sexual extortion, stalking and tormenting, the wonderful potential of social media has a dangerous and damaging dark side directed disproportionately to women and marginalized people. Solutions seem elusive given social media’s anonymity, the permanence of its record, and the capacity of cyberabuse to go viral. 

Join a panel of experts who have looked carefully at this issue and will explore the problem and what we as a society can do.


  • Carissima Mathen, Professor of Constitutional and Criminal Law at the University of Ottawa
  • Ravi Vatrapu, Loretta Rogers Research Chair in Digital Enterprise and Professor of Computational Social Science, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University


  • James L. Turk, Director of the Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University

This is a free event and no registration is required.

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