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At Facebook and Google, there are thousands of requests to remove content each day. Facebook Head of Global Policy Management Monika Bickert and Google Vice President of Legal Nicole Alston discussed their view of where free speech will be in 10 years at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

The first full day of Fest 2 at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival brought together an ecclectic mix of speakers from the worlds of policy, politics, media, and the arts. Here are the latest ideas and inspirations from the Festival that are being circulated and shared on social media.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke about her memoir "Hard Choices" at the Aspen Ideas Festival’s Afternoon of Conversation. Clinton discussed not only the difficult decisions detailed in her book, but also those America faces today. “One of the reasons I called the book "Hard Choices" is we’ve got to, number one, start talking to each other again and, two, rebuild trust,” Clinton said.
Before PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi took the stage with Atlantic Media Chairman and Owner David G. Bradley, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg sent a text to say Nooyi has done a marvelous job of “leaning in.” But for Nooyi — a mother, wife, and CEO of PepsiCo — the reality is simple: “I don’t think women can have it all,” she said. “We pretend we can have it all."
The Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, in conjuction with Burson-Marsteller and consulting-firm Penn Schoen Berland conducted an online study to find out exactly what America thinks lies ahead in 2024.
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Day 4 of the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival featured the annual Afternoon of Conversation event with prominent leaders from the worlds of business, academics, and politics, including Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust, former Secretary of State

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The Aspen Ideas Festival brings together thousands of thought leaders, politicians, and experts to discuss solutions to some of the most pressing issue of the day. The Afternoon of Conversation is an annual event that takes place halfway through the Festival and features talks with high-profile leaders.
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During Day Three of the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, civic engagement, especially for the millennial generation, was at the forefront of the discussion for several speakers and moderators.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky doesn’t view his big idea as a radical disruption — in fact, he doesn’t like the term “disruption” at all — but rather a return to how people interacted in a time before big businesses and corporations. In conversation with at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Program Fellow Jennifer Bradley, Chesky discussed his thoughts on the sharing economy and a return to how humans used to do business. “Maybe hotels disrupted what we were doing in the first place,” Chesky said.
Fest 1 of the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival has brought more insights and inspirations to the Aspen Institute campus, many of which are being circulated and shared on social media. Here are the latest takeaways from the first three days of the festival that have resonated most with audiences at the festival and beyond.
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