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Can Antisemitic and Other Hateful Content be Moderated on Social Media?

Featuring Jeffrey Abrams, Carrie Goldberg, Ellen P. Goodman, Koustubh “K.J.” Bagchi

Mar 6, 11:30am-12:30pm ET CLE
In the ever-evolving landscape of digital platforms, new critical legal questions have surfaced about content moderation and the impact on the spread of antisemitism and hate. Last year marked a significant milestone as the Supreme Court examined whether Internet platforms should be immune from liability when their algorithms recommend problematic content. This year, the Court considers two additional cases, grappling with the question of holding platforms accountable for unlawful harms stemming from their own tools. Join us as we explore the established legal framework designed to combat antisemitism in the digital realm and peer into the future, where we anticipate emerging legal trends, novel challenges and global perspectives. Equip yourself with invaluable insights to champion the fight against online antisemitism and hate, all while preparing for the changing legal landscape in the United States and abroad.

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Carrie Goldberg

Founding Attorney, C.A. Goldberg, PLLC

Carrie Goldberg is the founder of Victims’ Rights law firm C. A. Goldberg, PLLC, which does groundbreaking work nationally fighting for survivors of sexual violence and representing victims of catastrophic injuries caused by tech giants. The firm leads the nation in landmark cases challenging Section 230 immunity against big tech. As lead counsel in Herrick v. Grindr, Carrie introduced the novel legal approach of applying product liability law to dangerous tech products. The firm presently represents 12 families suing Amazon for selling a suicide poison to their children. In November 2023 the firm’s monumental settlement in A.M. v. Omegle resulted in the platform shuttering forever. The case created new precedent in the realm of product liability and sex trafficking, the first case to overcome Section 230 where the plaintiff sued a platform for injuries caused by a malicious user. The firm overcame 230 immunity in January 2024 against Snap for its role in fentanyl deaths in Neville, et al. v Snap and is appealing to the 9th Circuit in Doe v Grindr relating to the foreseeable child rapes caused from the app marketing to children. Carrie proudly serves on the plaintiff steering committee in the multi-district litigation against Snap, Google, TikTok, and Meta regarding the platforms designing products intended to addict children.

Among the firm’s better-known clients are former Congresswoman Katie Hill and five Weinstein accusers, including Lucia Evans whose accusations helped launch the #MeToo movement and resulted in Weinstein’s arrest. Some of the firm’s proudest successes, though, are the ones that stay out of the headlines – recoveries for adult survivors of child sexual abuse and restraining orders for A-list celebrities against their stalkers.  In K.M. v. City of New York, C.A. Goldberg, PLLC achieved the highest known recovery in a Title IX case in NYC.

Carrie’s well-known work for victims of nonconsensual porn is featured in the documentary Netizens and her work is profiled in The New Yorker, Elle, Cosmo, Wired, Glamour and more. Carrie is the author of “Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs & Trolls” a 2019 NYT Editor’s Choice and Paramount TV is developing a fictionalized series about Carrie and the firm. She attended Vassar College and Brooklyn Law School.



Ellen P. Goodman

Distinguished Professor, Rutgers Law School; Visiting Professor, Yale Law School

Ellen P. Goodman, @ellgood, is Distinguished Professor at Rutgers Law School, where she has also served as Assoc. Dean for Strategic Initiatives. She recently completed a stint serving as Senior Advisor for Algorithmic Justice at NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce. At Rutgers, she co-directs and co-founded the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy & Law (RIIPL) and was prior to government service a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund. Goodman has published widely on media and telecommunications law, smart cities and algorithmic governance, freedom of expression, and advertising law. Her short-form writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Guardian, Slate, Los Angeles Times, Democracy Journal, etc.  She served in the Obama Administration as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar with the Federal Communications Commission and has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania. Goodman has received grants from the Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Democracy Fund, and Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for work on digital platform regulation, transparency, advancing new public media models, and public interest journalism. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, Goodman was a partner at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, where she practiced in the information technology area. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, clerked for Judge Norma Shapiro on the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and has three grownish children.

Koustubh “K.J.” Bagchi

VP, Center for Civil Rights & Technology

Koustubh “K.J.” Bagchi services as Vice President, Center for Civil Rights and Technology at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Prior to this role, K.J. served as vice president of technology policy at the Chamber of Progress. He is a veteran of Capitol Hill and public interest organizations, which includes his role as senior policy counsel at New America’s Open Technology Institute. K.J. has more than 15 years of experience in public policy and legislative strategy at the local, state, and federal levels and led the re-establishment of the technology, telecommunications, and media program during his tenure as senior counsel at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC. In addition to advising members of the Washington State Senate, K.J. worked as legislative counsel for a D.C. city council member and former Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), a member of Congress who served on the influential House Appropriations Committee.

K.J. graduated from the University of California Davis and received his law degree from Seattle University School of Law.


Jeffrey Abrams

Regional Director, ADL Los Angeles

Jeffrey Abrams is the Regional Director of ADL’s Los Angeles office, which covers Los Angeles. Riverside, San Bernadino and Kern counties, a territory with over 15 million people and the second largest Jewish community in the country, with over 750,000 people living in Jewish households. Prior to assuming his role in August 2020, Jeff practiced law in Los Angeles for over 25 years as an entertainment attorney, business advisor and mediator. Jeff currently is a director and trustee of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a member of the President’s Advisory Council of Bet Tzedek Legal Services, a past director the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and is a co-trustee of the Samuel and Helene Soref Foundation. Jeff also is a graduate of the Wexner Heritage Foundation leadership program and a Peabody Award winner. A native of Los Angeles, Jeff and his wife are proud parents of three sons, one high-schooler, one college student and one law student.