Broadband Breakfast Live Online on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 — Content Moderation: How it Works, Why it Works and Best Practices
This panel will consider how different platforms approach content moderation, comparing reasons for a more active or more laissez-faire approach. It will consider what “best practices” have emerged for ensuring online diversity without permitting online harassment. It will also feature a discussion of how platforms moderate content in the U.S. versus internationally.
- Alex Feerst, General Counsel, Neuralink (formerly head of trust and security at Medium)
- Spandana Singh, Policy Analyst, Open Technology Institute, New America
- Clara Tsao, Interim Co-Executive Director, Trust and Safety Professional Association
- Drew Clark (Moderator), Editor and Publisher, Broadband Breakfast
- Your Speech, Their Rules: Meet the People Who Guard the Internet, by Alex Feerst, February 2019
- Broadband Breakfast’s past coverage of Section 230
This event is part of a three-part event series,“Section 230: Separating Fact From Fiction,” on Broadband Breakfast Live Online that is sponsored by the Computer & Communications Industry Association.
The three events in the series include:
- Event 1: Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Content Moderation: How it Works, Why it Works, and Best Practices”
- This panel will consider how different platforms approach content moderation, comparing reasons for a more active or more laissez-faire approach. It will consider what “best practices” have emerged for ensuring online diversity without permitting online harassment. It will also feature a discussion of how platforms moderate content in the U.S. versus internationally.
- Event 2: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Section 230 in an Election Year: How Republicans and Democrats are Approaching Proposed Changes”
- Is Section 230 the new bugaboo of election years? Will life return to normal in 2021? This panel will explore the combination of forces that have made Section 230 susceptible to political pressure from both sides of the aisle.
- Event 3: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Public Input on Platform Algorithms: The Role of Transparency and Feedback in Information Technology”
- This panel will consider what role governments have, or should have, in reacting to the power of tech platforms vis-à-vis their role in public discourse. It truly aims to consider the pros and cons of government and public involvement and engagement in pushing platforms to adopt greater transparency about the use of their algorithms.
Follow upcoming Broadband Breakfast Live Online events. See also other events in the series on "Section 230: Separating Fact From Fiction," in Partnership with CCIA.
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