Daphne Keller

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Daphne Keller is the Director of Intermediary Liability at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. Her work focuses on the ways that laws governing platforms’ responsibility for online information affect the rights of internet users. She was previously associate general counsel for Google, where she led the web search legal team.Daphne Keller is the director of intermediary liability at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. Her work focuses on the ways that laws governing platforms’ responsibility for online information affect the rights of internet users. She was previously associate general counsel for Google, where she led the web search legal team.

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Who Do You Sue? State and Platform Hybrid Power Over Online Speech

This essay closely examines the effect on free-expression rights when platforms such as Facebook or YouTube silence their users’ speech. The first part describes the often messy blend of government and private power behind many content removals, and discusses how the combination undermines users’ rights to challenge state action. The second part explores the legal minefield for users—or potentially, legislators—claiming a right to speak on major platforms.

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Internet Platforms: Observations on Speech, Danger, and Money

Public demands for internet platforms to intervene more aggressively in online content are steadily mounting. Calls for companies like YouTube and Facebook to fight problems ranging from “fake news” to virulent misogyny to online radicalization seem to make daily headlines. British prime minister Theresa May echoed the politically prevailing sentiment in Europe when she urged platforms to “go further and faster” in removing prohibited content, including through use of automated filters.