New “Counterspeak” Episode to Drop January 8

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Speech Police by David KayeThe January episode of Counterspeak, the monthly podcast of American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE), will feature a conversation with author David Kaye about his book Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet (Columbia Global Reports). The episode, to be released January 8, will be available for download on BookWebSpotify, and iTunes.

Counterspeak is co-hosted by the American Booksellers Association’s Director of ABFE, Advocacy, and Public Policy Dave Grogan and ABA Content Director Sydney Jarrard. The podcast addresses issues pertaining to free expression and the First Amendment.

In January’s installment, Kaye and Jarrard will discuss Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet and examine the key question of whether social media platforms or governments and international organizations should be governing the internet. Kaye’s book explores how the internet has transitioned from a “free-speech paradise” to a means for authoritarian regimes to censor their citizens. Throughout the book, Kaye tells the stories of content moderators, journalists, and activists and provides insight on social media giants’ and governments’ closed-door meetings.

Each month, Counterspeak features interviews with experts on the First Amendment and free speech, as well as discussions on relevant current events. Listeners can contact the Counterspeak podcast team at counterspeak@bookweb.org.

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