Freedom of Speech

June 28, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. ET (NYC)

In buying Twitter, Elon Musk says he will “bring relaxed content rules to boost free speech” on the platform, but what does that mean? Many people confuse freedom of speech with freedom from consequence. They also commonly confuse the protections granted under the First Amendment as applying to interactions between private citizens and businesses. Outside of limiting the government’s powers, is there such a thing as “freedom of speech”? And if there is, should we regulate big tech platforms to allow anyone to say anything? Shelly Palmer, advanced media professor in residence for the Newhouse School’s New Media Management program, hosts a panel discussion of industry leaders will explore freedom of speech and what it means in today’s political and tech landscapes. Get your credentials here.


  • Shelly Palmer, Co-founder Metacademy, advanced media professor in residence for the Newhouse School’s New Media Management program


  • Marquise Francis, Senior National Reporter/Producer
    Yahoo News
  • Michael Fricklas, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Advance
  • David Hogg, Co-founder, March For Our Lives
  • Summer Lopez, Senior Director, Free Expression Programs, Pen America

This is a hybrid event. In-person attendance is limited; RSVP required.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit


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