About this blog

In addition to academic publications and events, the Wikimedia/Yale Law School Initiative on Intermediaries and Information pursues a diverse research agenda related to emerging issues in internet governance, the right to information, digital rights, privacy and data protection, and content regulation online.

This space is a home for commentary and shorter-form discussions related to these issues, as well as a central repository of written works produced as part of the WIII program.

The views expressed on this blog belong to the author(s) and do not represent the views of Yale Law School or the Information Society Project.


Moderate globally, impact locally: A series on content moderation in the Global South

August 5, 2020
By Michael Karanicolas

This entry is the first in our new series of articles on the global impacts of content moderation, which are being posted at a number of different sites online. This introductory post was originally posted on Global Voices here and on TechDirt here.

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Submission to the Institute of Federal Telecommunications’ Consultation on the Draft Guidelines on Traffic Management and Network Administration

July 15, 2020
By Michael Karanicolas

This submission was prepared for the Federal Institute of Telecommunications of Mexico (the “Institute”) public consultation on the Draft Guidelines for Traffic Management and Network Administration for concessionaires and authorized Internet Service Providers (“Draft Guidelines”).[1] The Draft Guidelines were published in December of 2019, in accordance with article 145 of the Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law which establishes, alongside article 146, network neutrality requirements for

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Call for Papers: Regulatory Responses to Misinformation

July 9, 2020

The Wikimedia/Yale Law School Initiative on Intermediaries and Information (WIII) is issuing a call for proposals for White Papers on regulatory responses to misinformation.  Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $1,000 upon completion of the paper, which should be in the range of 3,000 words.

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How India’s Emerging Surveillance Regime Threatens the Right to Anonymity Online

July 7, 2020
By Ayesha Khan

While the concept of anonymity seems increasingly challenging in today’s digital age, it remains an essential tool to protect the identities of those who risk persecution or retaliation for speaking out. In present day India, this includes human rights activists, whistleblowers and marginalized groups who rely on social media to connect with others and shed light on atrocities perpetuated by powerful actors.

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