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Blog Entry Remove misinformation, but be transparent please!
by Torsha Sarkar published Jun 29, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has seen an extensive proliferation of misinformation and misleading information on the internet - which in turn has highlighted a heightened need for online intermediaries to promptly and effectively deploy its content removal mechanisms. This blogpost examines how this necessity may affect the best practices of transparency reporting and obligations of accountability that these online intermediaries owe to their users, and formulates recommendations to allow preservation of information regarding Covid-19 related content removal, for future research.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Why should we care about takedown timeframes?
by Torsha Sarkar published Apr 10, 2020 last modified Apr 10, 2020 04:58 AM — filed under: , ,
The issue of content takedown timeframe - the time period an intermediary is allotted to respond to a legal takedown order - has received considerably less attention in conversations about intermediary liability. This article examines the importance of framing an appropriate timeframe towards ensuring that speech online is not over-censored, and frames recommendations towards the same.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog