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Blog Entry Right to Exclusion, Government Spaces, and Speech
by Torsha Sarkar published Jul 02, 2021 last modified Jul 02, 2021 12:05 PM — filed under: , ,
The conclusion of the litigation surrounding Trump blocking its critiques on Twitter brings to forefront two less-discussed aspects of intermediary liability: a) if social media platforms could be compelled to ‘carry’ speech under any established legal principles, thereby limiting their right to exclude users or speech, and b) whether users have a constitutional right to access social media spaces of elected officials. This essay analyzes these issues under the American law, as well as draws parallel for India, in light of the ongoing litigation around the suspension of advocate Sanjay Hegde’s Twitter account.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Submission to the Facebook Oversight Board in Case 2021-008-FB-FBR: Brazil, Health Misinformation and Lockdowns
by Tanvi Apte and Torsha Sarkar published Jun 30, 2021 last modified Jul 01, 2021 07:34 AM — filed under: , , ,
In this note, we answer questions set out by the Board, pursuant to case 2021-008-FB-FBR, which concerned a post made by a Brazilian sub-national health official, and raised questions on health misinformation and enforcement of Facebook's community standards.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry On the legality and constitutionality of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021
by Torsha Sarkar, Gurshabad Grover, Raghav Ahooja, Pallavi Bedi and Divyank Katira published Jun 21, 2021 last modified Jun 21, 2021 11:52 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This note examines the legality and constitutionality of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The analysis is consistent with previous work carried out by CIS on issues of intermediary liability and freedom of expression.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Twitter's India troubles show tough path ahead for digital platforms
by Aditya Sharma published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jun 26, 2021 02:54 AM — filed under: , , ,
Twitter is in a standoff with Indian authorities over the government's new digital rules. Critics see the rules as an attempt to curb free speech, while others say more action is needed to hold tech giants accountable.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
CIS Seminar Series: Information Disorder
by Aman Nair published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Aug 11, 2021 11:17 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society is announcing the launch of a seminar series to showcase research around digital rights and technology policy, with a focus on the Global South.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Participation in the meeting of LITD 17 at BIS
by Admin published Sep 25, 2019 last modified Nov 02, 2019 06:30 AM — filed under: ,
On September 25, 2019, Gurshabad Grover along with Elonnai Hickok and Karan Saini attended the meeting of the Information Systems Security & Privacy Sectional Committee (LITD17) of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Future of Work in the ASEAN
by Aayush Rathi published Aug 31, 2019 last modified Mar 05, 2020 07:22 PM — filed under: , , ,
A literature review of the future of work in automotive manufacturing and IT services in the ASEAN region, authored by Aayush Rathi, Vedika Pareek, Divij Joshi, and Pranav M B.
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Impact of Industrial Revolution 4.0 - IT and Automotive Sector in India by the Dialogue and FES
by Admin published Aug 27, 2019 — filed under: , , ,
On August 21, 2019, Aayush Rathi, attended a report launch event and focus group discussion on the "Impact of Industrial Revolution 4.0 - IT and Automotive Sector in India". Research conducted by the Dialogue in collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) were being presented.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Pycon India 2019
by Admin published Aug 27, 2019 — filed under: ,
K. Bhuvana Meenakshi gave a talk at BangPypers organized by Python Software Society in Bangalore on August 25, 2019. She spoke on Let the world experience WebXR!
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Leveraging Web Application Vulnerabilities for Reconnaissance and Intelligence Gathering
by Admin published Jul 22, 2019 — filed under: ,
Karan Saini gave a talk at the JSFoo Conference at the GRD College of Science in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on July 5, 2019. The event was organized by Has Geek.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media