RightsCon: Silencing the silenced? The impact of takedown legislation on civil liberties and victims of human rights abuses

Date and Time: June 8, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm Eastern Time Facilitator: Jacob Mchangama Speakers (all three have confirmed): Nighat Dad (Member – Oversight Board and Executive Director – Digital Rights Foundation) Barbora Bukovská (Senior Director of Law and Policy, Article 19) Professor Evelyn Aswad (Professor of Law and Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International […]

ECIPE Webinar: Are Online Civil Liberties Threatened?

European Centre for International Political Economy Venue: ZOOM Webinar Speakers: Jacob Mchangama Time: May 20, at 3pm (CET). A discussion with Jacob Mchangama about online freedom of speech and regulation. Social media and other platforms are under growing pressure to moderate and take down content – and big platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are increasingly accused of […]

Mozilla Festival 2021: Silencing the silenced? The impact of takedown legislations on civil liberties and victims of human rights abuses

Participants from diverse backgrounds will share examples when a social media platform took down something they (or someone they know) posted. It could be anything – from erotic art, a picture of a wounded protestor, a video of an abusive police officer, or a sarcastic tweet mocking an extremist leader. Participants will contemplate the likely […]

Mozilla Festival 2021: Our speech, our rules: Decentralising Content Moderation and Reclaiming the power to govern our communities

Participants will share experiences of when a social media platform took down something they (or someone they know) posted. Did they feel that they were “censored “due to an unfair or flawed bias against them? Did they understand the reasons why their content was removed? How did they react to the removal? Did they re-post […]

Talk: Hate Speech and Hate Crime

Watch Future Free Speechs Natalie Alkiviadou and Raghav Mendiratta talk on our latest report Rushing to Judgment. Hosted by Voiceit. A collaboration between Accept – LGBTI Cyprus, KMOP, ANS and the United Nations Institute for Social Development The presentation was held 1st of march 2021