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Last week, I attended ALEC in Chicago and co-presented the following PowerPoint for the purpose of raising awareness about anti-SLAPP laws.
According to Wikipedia, SLAPPs are defined as, "strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition."
The goal of the presentation is to encourage policy makers to follow the lead of states like California and Texas to ensure consumers' free speech is protected online. This is an issue Yelp has presented in a variety of forums to both sides of the aisle.
For more information on anti-SLAPP, see: