Liudmila Sivetc

Visiting Fellow

LL.D. Liudmila Sivetc is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Law, University of Turku (Finland). Her work examines how free speech is regulated through Internet infrastructures with a special focus on online news websites and online platforms. Her current research interest is the moderation of comments and the issues of freedom of expression. Liudmila teaches three courses: Legal Aspects of Acting Online; Freedom of Expression on Online Platforms: To Delete or To Ignore?; and Law and Artificial Intelligence: Human Rights Implications.

Her first Master’s degree was received in 2003 in Russia from the Faculty of Law of State St. Petersburg University. In 2016, Liudmila got a Master’s degree in International and Comparative Laws from the Faculty of Law, University of Turku. Her Master’s thesis was honored with an award by the Finnish IT Law Association in 2017. In 2016-2018, Liudmila was a partner of the Russian Media Lab project, funded by Helsingin Sanomat Foundation and coordinated by the Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki. In the spring of 2019, she was a visiting researcher at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS), coordinated by Francesca Musiani, Deputy Director of CIS, CNRS, Paris/France. In the fall of 2023, she is a visiting researcher at the Information Society Project.

Expertise: Russian Law, EU Law, Internet Governance, Digital Rights, Freedom of Expression Online