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Blog Entry Donald Trump is attacking the social media giants; here’s what India should do differently
by Anna Liz Thomas and Gurshabad Grover published Jun 25, 2020 last modified Jun 25, 2020 09:07 AM — filed under: , ,
For a robust and rights-respecting public sphere, India needs to ensure that large social media platforms receive adequate protections, and are made more responsible to its users.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry ICANN takes one step forward in its human rights and accountability commitments
by Akriti Bopanna and Ephraim Percy Kenyanito published Dec 17, 2019 last modified Dec 19, 2019 11:35 AM — filed under: , , ,
Akriti Bopanna and Ephraim Percy Kenyanito take a look at ICANN's Implementation Assessment Report for the Workstream 2 recommendations and break down the key human rights considerations in it. Akriti chairs the Cross Community Working Party on Human Rights at ICANN and Ephraim works on Human Rights and Business for Article 19, leading their ICANN engagement.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
India’s record on internet shutdown gets bleaker; now blocked in 2 NE states
by Admin published Dec 15, 2019 last modified Dec 15, 2019 05:51 AM — filed under: ,
India reported over 100 internet shutdown in 2018, according to an annual study of Freedom House, a US-based non-profit research organization.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry In Twitter India’s Arbitrary Suspensions, a Question of What Constitutes a Public Space
by Torsha Sarkar published Dec 12, 2019 — filed under: ,
A discussion is underway about the way social media platforms may have to operate within the tenets of constitutional protections of free speech.
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Blog Entry A Deep Dive into Content Takedown Timeframes
by Torsha Sarkar published Dec 03, 2019 last modified Jun 26, 2020 11:59 AM — filed under: , ,
Since the 1990s, internet usage has seen a massive growth, facilitated in part, by growing importance of intermediaries, that act as gateways to the internet. Intermediaries such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs), web-hosting providers, social-media platforms and search engines provide key services which propel social, economic and political development. However, these developments are also offset by instances of users engaging with the platforms in an unlawful manner. The scale and openness of the internet makes regulating such behaviour challenging, and in turn pose several interrelated policy questions.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Should online political advertising be regulated?
by P.J. George published Nov 13, 2019 — filed under: ,
Micro-targeting could have potentially damaging results in the context of political advertising.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry CIS’ Comments to the Christchurch Call
by Tanaya Rajwade, Elonnai Hickok, and Raouf Kundil Peedikayil published Oct 31, 2019 last modified Nov 04, 2019 02:13 PM — filed under: , ,
In the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, and the President of France, Emmanuel Macron co-chaired the Christchurch Call to Action in May 2018 to “bring together countries and tech companies in an attempt to bring to an end the ability to use social media to organise and promote terrorism and violent extremism.”
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Through the looking glass: Analysing transparency reports
by Torsha Sarkar, Suhan S and Gurshabad Grover published Oct 30, 2019 last modified Nov 02, 2019 05:48 AM — filed under: , ,
An analysis of companies' transparency reports for government requests for user data and content removal
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Blog Entry Department of Labour Interaction Program: Online Business Platforms
by Bharath Gururagavendran published Oct 29, 2019 — filed under: ,
The Department of Labour convened an interaction program of sorts at Vikas Soudha in Bangalore on 21st October, 2019 to hear the issues plaguing the emergent gig economy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Trending Hate Against Muslims: Is Twitter Complicit?
by Puja Bhattacharjee published Oct 23, 2019 — filed under: ,
Twitter claimed that it had ‘prevented’ the Hashtag while it had not.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media