Call for Submissions: Platform Governance Terminologies — Yale ISP/WIII Essay Series

Platform Governance refers to the policy, technical, and design decisions impacting a global network of internet users. However, there is presently no single source bringing together the diverse perspectives on the terminology used in Platform Governance. Terms like 'misinformation', 'online harassment', and 'terrorist content' are difficult to define and regulate. Words like 'engagement' and 'amplification' serve as euphemisms for features that have had a significant impact on democracy and human rights. Labels such as 'inauthentic behavior' and 'hate speech' embody divergent sets of values