The Forum on Internet Governance
June 21, 2018
Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
The internet isn’t just disrupting the way business is done, it is disrupting our lives.
The Forum on Internet Governance is an educational conference created to provide greater understanding of the scope and severity of the current problems associated with the internet and explore solutions including the need for legislative governance without impairing basic American Freedoms.
After a long public love affair with the internet, things changed last fall as reports began to surface about Russian interference and false advertising during the presidential election. Washington was finally being forced to turn their attention to those internet companies who have been derelict in taking responsibility for what has been happening on their platforms.
It came as no surprise when internet powerhouses Google, Facebook and Twitter were easily invaded by Russian hackers. After all, for decades they have been fighting off all attempts by legislators to put controls in place to address criminal and abusive activity on their platforms.
After the recent revelations about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica and hearings with CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussions about the need for sweeping internet reform have come sharply into focus.
The Forum on Internet Governance will bring together a diverse group of thought leaders and outside experts to discuss their concerns about the most pressing problems confronting society on the internet and making recommendations about how to solve those problems.
A panel of international experts will also be discussing internet reform measures taking place outside of the United States.
The time has come to move beyond asking internet stakeholders how to solve these serious, long term problems and hear from those impacted by their actions.