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Wednesday, June 12 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Organizing a Global South Led Movement for Platform Accountabilty with the Next Billion Coalition

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Enough is enough. Even though countries from the global south represent over 70% of the markets for social media platforms our issues are rarely at the table for silicon valley based companies. This is one of the reasons we formed Next Billion coalitios. We wanted frontline grassroots organizations to not only be at the table at critical platform conversation but we want our needs to be driving change when it comes to online safety, disinformation, and privacy. We also want to discuss the issues of election integrity as many of our countries were also impacted by the platforms activities in our elections. We currently have members from Myanmar, Mexico, Vietnam, India, Brazil, Syria, Palestine, Malaysia, and Philipines. While we are just getting started we want to use this session to share our vision for platform accountability as well as be a venue for other organizations interested in coming on board. We will also be sharing the finding of our latest research project which will feature comparisons of hate speech moderation on Facebook across 10 different countries.

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Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Thenmozhi is an artist, activist, and technologist with Equality Labs., Equality Labs
Equality Labs

Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
L'Escale (Laico)