Online Content Policy

Publications

, Bloomberg
Inside YouTube’s Year of Responsibility
Mike Godwin

From Bloomberg:

“They know that every time they are successful catching problematic content or removing it, this just raises expectations,” said Mike Godwin, a senior fellow at think tank R…

, The Verge
The Terror Queue
Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin

From The Verge:

Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin was working as a paralegal in 2015 when she spotted a listing online for an open position at Google. The job was content moderation — although, like many…

, The Verge
The Terror Queue: Google and YouTube moderators speak out
Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin

From The Verge:

Google is known for being one of the best places to work. But for the many content moderators working for Google and YouTube, the job is traumatic. And even the best workplace…

, Morning Consult
When it Comes to Content Moderation, We’ve Been Focusing on the Wrong Type of Bias
Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin

One of Melvin Kranzberg’s six laws of technology states that “technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral.” This is ever so apparent in the process of moderating content online….

Testimony for Fostering A Healthier Internet to Protect Consumers Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
Kristen Nyman & Jeffrey Westling & Shoshana Weissmann

CHAIRMAN DOYLE, CHAIRWOMAN SCHAKOWSKY, RANKING MEMBERS LATTA AND MCMORRIS RODGERS, AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE:

Thank you for holding this important hearing on fostering a healthier Internet to…

, Politico
Amazon targeted (again) at Dem debate
Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin

From Politico:
OF NOTE — The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is divvying up $6 million among three Washington-based tech policy groups conducting research on online content moderation and…

Senator Hawley introduces the gold standard of unserious social media regulation
Shoshana Weissmann

On Tuesday, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., introduced legislation to regulate social media that is so divorced from any reality of how the technology functions that it reads more like a luddite’s fever…

How to realistically keep kids safe online
Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin

What do you picture when someone refers to a “war room”?  Most likely, you see a room filled with screens displaying a crisis scenario, maps of troops’ positions, and a live feed of a military…

, The Washington Times
Holding the technology industry hostage
Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin

During my years at Google, down the hall from the free food, the kombucha on tap and the nap pods, I would settle down on my ergonomic swivel chair and take a deep breath, preparing myself to look…

Hawley’s Attack on Section 230 Hurts Conservatives
Jeffrey Westling

A few weeks ago, YouTube demonetized conservative comedian Steven Crowder for repeatedly making derogatory comments about a homosexual Vox reporter. Unsurprisingly, this outcome made no one happy….