July 24, 2021

Filmmaker & lawyer Joel Bakan on suing Twitter, corporate power and regulating big tech

Filmmaker & lawyer Joel Bakan on suing Twitter, corporate power and regulating big tech

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we talk with documentarian and lawyer Joel Bakan about his lawsuit against Twitter, corporate power, regulating big tech, and why he thinks Bill C-10 didn't go far enough.


When the team behind independent documentary The New Corporation went to market the film last year, they were rejected by Twitter for promotion on the platform for quote "political," "sensitive" and "inappropriate" content.

The film's co-director, writer and producer happens to be UBC law professor Joel Bakan, who is now taking Twitter and the Canadian government to court arguing that because of the social platform’s central role in democratic discourse, it should be legally prohibited from restricting political and social speech that causes no harm.

On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue - The Podcast, we talk with Bakan about corporate power, regulating big tech, and why he thinks Bill C-10 didn't go far enough.

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