May 12, 2021 - 9:00am PDT

Part of Knight-Columbia's "Reimagine the Internet" festival.

This panel will focus on the interoperability of social networks, a popular prescription for weakening the power of politically influential sites like Facebook and Twitter. Author and internet activist Cory Doctorow will speak about “adversarial interoperability,” an “elegant tool” that allows technical innovators to build new tools that interoperate with existing systems whether the owners of those systems like it or not. Legal scholar and former associate general counsel for Google, Daphne Keller, will approach questions of interoperability and regulation from the perspective of user rights and benefits.



  • Alex Abdo, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University