Past Lawfare coverage of the issues raised by the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.
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Technology companies and civil society should work together to develop a vetted list of terrorist groups that should be banned and otherwise blocked from using their platforms
The update shows the meaningful impact that an independent audit can have.
The platform has released a 250-page report containing surveys, public comment, workshop feedback and expert consultations on its proposed oversight board for content moderation.
Livestream: Hearing on Social Media Companies’ Efforts to Counter Extremist Content and Misinformation
The House Committee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing titled, “Examining Social Media Companies' Efforts to Counter Online Terror Content and Misinformation” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday. A video of the hearing is available here and below.
A slow-motion fiasco over whether a right-wing commentator violated YouTube’s harassment and hate speech policies illustrates how different platforms struggle to resolve disputes about what they allow on their services.
Online extremists are forced to balance public outreach and operational security in choosing which digital tools to utilize.
In the past two years, a number of companies have invoked international law justifications to decline to make their products available to states that, in their view, will use those products to violate international law.
The French report is a cautious survey of how to manage government regulation of speech in the new platform era, while the Christchurch Call is a high-level pledge to prevent the abuse of an open internet.
There are lots of ways to cover tech platforms, but the past few decades have shown that the techniques most effective at moving law and policy forward take time and a scientific rigor.