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.


Come Join Us! Yale/Wikimedia Fellowship Accepting Applications

January 4, 2021

The Wikimedia/Yale Law School Initiative on Intermediaries and Information (WIII) has two main aims: to raise awareness of threats to an open internet, especially those affecting online intermediaries and their users, and to make creative policy suggestions that protect and promote open access to information.

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Moderate Globally Impact Locally: The Countries Where Democracy Is Most Fragile Are Test Subjects for Platforms’ Content Moderation Policies

November 30, 2020
By Michael Karanicolas

A bitterly contested election against a controversial and polarizing incumbent. Allegations of voter fraud, systemic disenfranchisement, and widespread concerns about the fairness of the process. And in the background, major social media platforms struggle to manage the public discourse, seeking to overcome a history of catastrophic failures.

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Moderate Globally Impact Locally: An internet with borders: A perspective from Pakistan

November 30, 2020
By Farieha Aziz

In Pakistan, social media has become an informational battleground for regional and domestic politics. 

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Moderate Globally Impact Locally: Internet Content Moderation in Uganda – A Taxing Situation

November 4, 2020
By Dorothy Mukasa

As technology evolves, society is becoming increasingly interconnected. Some view this as a threat. Godfrey Mutabazi, formerly the Director of the Uganda Communications Commission, said at a digital regulation training that they have to “enforce discipline” among internet users to ensure that undesirable content is filtered out.

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