√Čtienne Brown

Philosophy Professor
√Čtienne Brown
√Čtienne brings a wealth of knowledge on the topics of communications ethics, privacy and democracy in the digital age, and "fake news."
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Fake News & Free Speech

Fake News & Free Speech

Tuesday, March 24th, 8-9pm PT / 11pm-12am ET

Join philosopher √Čtienne Brown for a lively discussion about the tensions between free speech and fake news.

Join philosopher √Čtienne Brown for a lively discussion about the tensions between free speech and fake news.

Bio

Dr. √Čtienne Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at San Jose State University. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Oxford and the Universit√© de Montr√©al. He has also taught philosophy at the Sorbonne, where he completed his PhD in 2016.

√Čtienne's research focuses on the ethics of communication technologies and looks at how social media and the internet are currently transforming the moral and political lives of citizens within contemporary democracies. Recently, he has published and given talks on topics such as fake news, echo chambers, freedom of expression on the internet, and "trolling." He also regularly teaches on Artificial Intelligence, privacy and surveillance, genetic enhancement, self-driving cars, and the use of robots in warfare and the sex industry.

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