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Want to know what is on our minds? Find blog posts written here, by the City Club staff, members, and partners. Every week you can find a new edition of #FreeSpeech in the News — a collection of related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century that’s making the news. You’ll also find takes on current events, past forums, and issues surrounding Northeast Ohio. Read on for all things City Club.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Why Facebook created its own ‘supreme court’ for judging content - 6 questions answered

Guest Author, Blog, The City Club of Cleveland

by Siri Terjesen, Phil Smith Professor of Entrepreneurship & Associate Dean, Research & External Relations, Florida Atlantic University Facebook’s quasi-independent Oversight Board on May 5, 2021, upheld the company’s suspension of former President Donald Trump from the platform and Instagram. The decision came four months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg banned Trump “indefinitely” for his role...

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Monday, May 10, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News May 5, 2021

Bliss Davis, Content and Programming Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) NAB on Mosby's FCC...

Monday, May 03, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News May 3, 2021

Bliss Davis, Content and Programming Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) Man charged with threatening...

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

City Club Partners with the Jefferson Educational Society on Global Summit XII

Stephanie A. Jansky, Director of Programming, The City Club of Cleveland

The City Club of Cleveland is excited to partner with the Jefferson Educational Society (JES) on their Global Summit XII! JES is a nonprofit organization serving Erie, Pennsylvania who, like the City Club, convenes the community to promote civic enlightenment. Their 2021 Global Summit consists of 14 free digital events spanning a three-week period from May...

Monday, April 26, 2021

Misinformation, disinformation and hoaxes: What’s the difference?

Guest Author, Blog, The City Club of Cleveland

by Michael J. O'Brien, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Texas A&M-San Antonio and Izzat Alsmadi, Associate Professor of Computing and Cybersecurity, Texas A&M-San Antonio Sorting through the vast amount of information created and shared online is challenging, even for the experts. Just talking about this ever-shifting landscape is confusing, with terms like “misinformation,” “disinformation” and...

Monday, April 26, 2021

#FREESPEECH in the News April 26, 2021

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) US teen's Snapchat rant...

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