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File Beyond Public Squares, Dumb Conduits, and Gatekeepers: The Need for a New Legal Metaphor for Social Media
by Amber Sinha published May 31, 2021 — filed under:
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Blog Entry Beyond Public Squares, Dumb Conduits, and Gatekeepers: The Need for a New Legal Metaphor for Social Media
by Amber Sinha published May 31, 2021 — filed under: ,
In the past few years, social networking sites have come to play a central role in intermediating the public’s access to and deliberation of information critical to a thriving democracy. In stark contrast to early utopian visions which imagined that the internet would create a more informed public, facilitate citizen-led engagement, and democratize media, what we see now is the growing association of social media platforms with political polarization and the entrenchment of racism, homophobia, and xenophobia.
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Blog Entry Regulating Sexist Online Harassment as a Form of Censorship
by Amber Sinha published May 31, 2021 — filed under: , ,
This paper is part of a series under IT for Change’s project, Recognize, Resist, Remedy: Combating Sexist Hate Speech Online. The series, titled Rethinking Legal-Institutional Approaches to Sexist Hate Speech in India, aims to create a space for civil society actors to proactively engage in the remaking of online governance, bringing together inputs from legal scholars, practitioners, and activists. The papers reflect upon the issue of online sexism and misogyny, proposing recommendations for appropriate legal-institutional responses. The series is funded by EdelGive Foundation, India and International Development Research Centre, Canada.
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File Regulating Sexist Online Harassment: A Model of Online Harassment as a Form of Censorship
by Amber Sinha published May 31, 2021 — filed under: , ,
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Blog Entry Regulating Sexist Online Harassment: A Model of Online Harassment as a Form of Censorship
by Amber Sinha published Mar 11, 2021
Amber Sinha wrote a paper on regulating sexist online harassment, and how online harassment serves as a form of censorship, for the “Recognize, Resist, Remedy: Addressing Gender-Based Hate Speech in the Online Public Sphere” project, a collaborative project between IT for Change, India and InternetLab, Brazil.
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File Technical Appendix to 'Use of sentiment analysis by law enforcement: An analysis of scrutability for juridical purposes'
by Amber Sinha published May 03, 2020
This file contains the technical appendix to the paper titled 'Use of sentiment analysis by law enforcement: An analysis of scrutability for juridical purposes' by Dr. Hans Varghese Mathews and Amber Sinha
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Blog Entry Governing ID: Kenya’s Huduma Namba Programme
by Amber Sinha published Mar 02, 2020 — filed under: , , ,
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Blog Entry The Networked Public: How Social Media is Changing Democracy
by Amber Sinha published Sep 19, 2019 last modified Oct 03, 2019 06:51 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The book looks at how networks exert unchecked power in subverting political discourse and polarizing the public in India. Towards that, it investigates the history of misinformation and the biases that make the public susceptible to it, how digital platforms and their governance impacts the public’s behaviour in them, as well as the changing face of political targeting in a data-driven ecosystem.
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Blog Entry The Appropriate Use of Digital Identity
by Amber Sinha published Aug 08, 2019 last modified Aug 08, 2019 10:24 AM — filed under: , , , ,
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Blog Entry Call for Design Interns
by Amber Sinha published Jun 12, 2019 last modified Jun 12, 2019 06:16 AM
CIS is seeking graphic design interns to create communication material (information and data visualizations, publication layouts, presentations, etc.) for our projects. The intern will assist our researchers in presenting their research in accessible and easy-to-understand forms, as well as design social media collaterals. They will be working with a multi-disciplinary team across two cities, and be supervised by a designer.
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