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Thursday, June 13 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Tackling Takedowns: Building platform transparency and accountability

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While debates continue about the standards that platforms should use for content moderation, there is broad agreement on the need for greater transparency and due process mechanisms. These include the Santa Clara principles, as well as more specific proposals on transparency and the building of institutions to bolster due process, such as a social media council, and Facebook's proposals for an oversight board and/or a "Supreme Court" to adjudicate takedowns. While overall pressure has led to some improvements, we need a broader strategy to force change. The organizers will circulate a paper with key proposals and questions ahead of the session, with the aim of identifying their strengths and weaknesses. The session will inform groups working in this space, and begin the process of developing at least some principles for civil society's approach to these issues.

Moderators
avatar for David Kaye

David Kaye

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression
Prof. Kaye’s scholarship and teaching focus on public international law, especially international human rights law, international humanitarian law, accountability for violations of human rights, and the law governing the use of force. He is just as interested in efforts to translate... Read More →

Speakers
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Faiza Patel

Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
Faiza Patel serves as co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program, where she specializes in issues relating to counter-terrorism, surveillance and Islamophobia. She is a frequent commentator for media outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Dougga (Laico)

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