BLOCKED: A Panel Discussion of Teen Digital Censorship Laws

Censorship, tech experts discuss digital laws limiting minors’ access to the Internet

Nov 20, 2023

In 2023, a handful of states passed teen digital censorship laws, limiting student access to online resources with content bans, parental consent requirements, and age verification provisions — often taking direct aim at LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities. On Thursday, November 30, censorship and tech experts will participate in a virtual panel discussion of teen digital censorship laws, their impact on minors, and their legislative outlook for 2024.

Time: Thursday, November 30, 3:30PM ET
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  • Cameron Samuels, Executive Director, Students Engaged in Advancing Texas (SEAT)
  • Shae Gardner, Policy Director, LGBT Tech
  • Lee Rowland, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Censorship
  • Dr. Tasslyn Magnusson, Author
  • Moderated by Chris MacKenzie, Sr. Director of Communications at Chamber of Progress

Last month, Chamber of Progress released a new report titled, The Rising Red Tide of Digital Censorship: How a Conservative Wave of Content Bans is Moving From Schools to Online. The new report documents the close ties between lawmakers and organizations championing digital censorship laws and those backing school book bans and curriculum censorship.


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