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.
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
NEWS 23 Mar 2021
GPD responds to consultation on Ireland’s Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill
PUBLICATION 11 Mar 2021
Digital Rights at a Crossroads: Recommendations for Advancing Human Rights and Social Justice Post-2020
NEWS 16 Feb 2021
GPD contributes to consultation on Australia’s proposed Online Safety Bill
POST 18 Jan 2021
Trends in the encryption debate: from intelligence gathering to tackling online harms
POST 17 Dec 2020
The EU’s Digital Service Act: initial thoughts
POST 16 Dec 2020
The UK government’s full response to the Online Harms White Paper: initial thoughts