Online platforms and spaces are critical to the enjoyment of freedom of expression in the digital age. But they can also facilitate the spread of harmful forms of content—like disinformation and hate speech.
In recent years, this has resulted in increasing regulation by governments, and stricter moderation by platforms. These responses tend to be developed in closed spaces, and fail to sufficiently reflect human rights standards.
At GPD, our focus is twofold: making the spaces where content policies are developed more open, inclusive and transparent; and engaging directly to ensure approaches to content regulation and moderation are rights-respecting.
NEWS 8 Nov 2021
GPD and DRW submit joint response to Australian consultation on Online Safety proposals
NEWS 12 Oct 2021
GPD provides evidence to committee examining UK’s Draft Online Safety Bill
NEWS 28 Sep 2021
GPD provides feedback on Canada’s proposed framework for addressing harmful online content
POST 13 Sep 2021
An open, interconnected and interoperable Internet (joint letter)
POST 15 Jul 2021
BHR in the tech sector: much to celebrate, more to do
POST 25 Jun 2021
BHR and the tech sector: resource hub
POST 18 May 2021
First thoughts on the UK’s draft Online Safety Bill
NEWS 8 Apr 2021
GPD responds to consultation on New Zealand’s legislation tackling harmful digital content