JAWBONED

Short documentaries

Director: Matthew Wood, Tim Hedberg

Length: 19 minutes

Friday 3:30pm

As misinformation proliferates online, the government increasingly attempts to curb its spread, often pressuring social media platforms to take action on certain kinds of content from behind the scenes. To what extent can the government’s power to speak be used to combat online misinfo before it becomes “jawboning” against the free speech rights of private actors? The latest documentary from FedSoc Studios, “JAWBONED: Miss Information vs. Free Speech,” investigates the distinction between normal political advocacy and unconstitutional government coercion, a key issue heard before the Supreme Court this term in Murthy v. Missouri and NRA v. Vullo.