RightsCon Debrief: No content moderation without representation

This is the first of three articles drafted by the WIII Initiative’s summer researchers, reflecting on sessions they attended at this year’s virtual RightsCon. Social media platforms are global content moderators. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit and TikTok—companies that reach billions of users in countries all around the world—set rules about what content is allowed on their platform and what is not. They also build the algorithms that determine which content gets promoted to the top of users’ timelines and which get demoted. We can debate if they are ‘arbitors of truth’ or not, but they

Mexico: In Defence of Network Neutrality and the Institution Meant to Protect It

Network Neutrality, the principle that prohibits Internet Service Providers from treating Internet communications unequally, is currently under threat in Mexico.