Internet Governance: content regulation and free speech.

Open Panel
In Person

Online platforms and governments are discussing the challenges of moderating content generation. How far should governments allow online platforms self regulation mechanisms? Should governments create specific legislation for online hate speech? The panel will examine different legislation as well as how platforms are developing new policies to reduce harmful content.

In the last 5 years, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter embarked on content policy projects that are changing the way platforms police content on social media. Papers will focus on the different models to regulate online content. From staffers manually policing and taking down content to algorithms searching for keywords. The field of internet content regulation requires a better understanding on how these models are being implemented.

We also welcome research papers on the challenges arising from the debate on the conceptualization of hate speech and the effects on freedom of expression on digital platforms.