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Thursday, June 13 • 9:00am - 10:15am
A multi-stakeholder dialogue on internet platforms, sexual content, and child protection

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Since the anti sex-trafficking law FOSTA was passed, Internet platforms have been forced to implement increasingly draconian restrictions on sexual speech, in an effort both to comply with the law, and to appear tough against sexual abusers. But this can actually make child sexual abuse prevention harder, by restricting the flow of information to children and caregivers alike as well as by conflating child sexual exploitation material with legitimate speech. This event follows on from an event held in San Francisco in May, aimed at providing platforms with strategies to remove more material that is harmful to children and has no protected expressive value, and less material such as lawful, accurate information on child sexual abuse prevention. This session builds on the earlier event by proposing concrete recommendations on reconciling child protection with freedom of sexual speech. Participants should expect to contribute to a facilitated roundtable discussion between experts and stakeholders who are are normally excluded from the development of child protection policies. Our objective is to enable industry participants to ensure that their child protection policies and practices are scientifically sound, and that they fulfill their obligations under the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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Jeremy Malcolm

Executive Director, Prostasia Foundation
Jeremy Malcolm is Executive Director of Prostasia Foundation, a child protection nonprofit. Prior to that he was Senior Global Policy Analyst at Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he worked on the international dimensions of issues such as intellectual property, intermediary liability... Read More →

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Mariel García Montes.

Mariel García Montes is a public interest technology capacity builder and researcher from Mexico. Her main topics of interest are privacy and information security, social exclusions in technology and participatory processes.Most recently, Mariel was a graduate student at the Comparative... Read More →
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Jac sm Kee

Women's Rights Programme Manager, APC, APC (Association for Progressive Communications)
Gender, Sexuality, Access, Internet Governance, Ending online gender-based violence, Sexual surveillance and big data, Freedom of expression & gendered hate speech
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heather barr

acting co-director, women's rights, Human Rights Watch
Starting work on a project on online abuses against women in South Korea--would be very grateful for advice and contacts!

Thursday June 13, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
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