Social Media Victims Law Center founder Matthew P. Bergman to speak at Sync Digital Well Being Summit in Saudi Arabia
The townhall will explore the different views around the role of technology companies, regulators, and consumers in keeping the internet safe in an increasingly digital world
ITHRA DHAHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA – MARCH 29, 2022 – Social Media Victims Law Center (SMVLC), a legal resource for parents of teenage victims suffering from depression, an eating disorder, hospitalization, sexual exploitation, self-harm, or suicide as a result of social media addiction, announced that its founding attorney, Matthew P. Bergman, will speak at the Sync Digital Well Being Summit Townhall “Does the Internet Need Warning Labels?,” on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Ithra Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Themed “In Pursuit of Digital Truth,” the summit is a two-day event being held at King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture to bring together international researchers, decision-makers, and private sector leaders to discuss digital wellbeing best practices, showcases the latest research, and facilitates the creation of a global advocacy movement towards the promotion of digital wellbeing for all.
Bergman, along with Bruce Daisley, author and former vice president, Twitter, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Johannes Thrul, PhD, MS, assistant professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States, and moderator Laura Buckwell, a broadcast journalist from the United Arab Emirates, will explore whether the internet, just as nutrition labels help to protect consumers against bad or dangerous ingredients, should come with a warning label. Or, should the focus be on preventing harm altogether?
“Being invited to participate as a speaker at the Sync Digital Well Being Summit is a testament to the role the international community sees the Social Media Victims Law Center has in holding social media companies accountable for the harm they cause minors,” Bergman said. “Working together with other like-minded organizations, international scholars, and activists, we will continue to keep this issue at the forefront of policy makers until they are forced to regulate social media companies to create a safer digital world for our children.”
For more information about the summit, please visit: https://sync.ithra.com/sync-summit
About the Social Media Victims Law Center
The Social Media Victims Law Center (SMVLC), socialmediavictims.org, was founded in 2021 to hold social media companies legally accountable for the harm they inflict on vulnerable users. SMVLC seeks to apply principles of product liability to force social media companies to elevate consumer safety to the forefront of its economic analysis and design safer platforms to protect users from foreseeable harm.
About Matthew P. Bergman
Matthew P. Bergman is an attorney, law professor, philanthropist, and community activist who has recovered over $1 billion on behalf of his clients. He is the founder of the Social Media Victims Law Center and Bergman Draper Oslund Udo law firm; a professor at Lewis & Clark Law School and serves on the board of directors of nonprofit institutions in higher education, national security, civil rights, worker protection, and the arts.
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