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 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
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