August 17, 2015 - 6:00pm PDT
EFF HQ, 815 Eddy St, San Francisco

Sarah Jeong's new book, The Internet of Garbage, takes a look at the problems of harassment through the lens of the online world's struggle to regulate its own worst outputs. From spam-fighting to sprawling copyright law, Jeong's thesis is that whatever fix we consider, it can't just be about hitting delete. Free speech rights, intermediary liability, anonymity, and moderator working conditions are just some of the other considerations we need to look at before anyone takes the garbage out.

Jeong will talk about the book, her coverage of other Internet issues such as Garcia v. Google and the Silk Road trial, and future issues for the modern techno-activist.