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July 24 Friday

Virtual Cyber Policy Talk: Regulating Algorithmic Amplification: What Does It Mean?

  • Friday, July 24, 2020 at 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • Zoom
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 A common refrain in platform regulation discussions is that platforms may not be responsible for what users say, but they are responsible for their own amplification of harmful content. In response, lawmakers around the world have considered regulating the algorithms that power things like YouTube's recommendations or Facebook's news feed. In this discussion, Daphne Keller will informally discuss and solicit feedback for early stage work assessing what such regulation might look like, whether it could achieve its intended goals, and how the First Amendment factors in. 

Daphne Keller's work focuses on platform regulation and Internet users' rights. She has testified before legislatures, courts, and regulatory bodies around the world, and published both academically and in popular press on topics including platform content moderation practices, constitutional and human rights law, copyright, data protection, and national courts' global takedown orders. Her recent work focuses on legal protections for users’ free expression rights when state and private power intersect, particularly through platforms’ enforcement of Terms of Service or use of algorithmic ranking and recommendations. Until 2020, Daphne was the Director of Intermediary Liability at Stanford's Center for Internet and Society. She also served until 2015 as Associate General Counsel for Google, where she had primary responsibility for the company’s search products. Daphne has taught Internet law at Stanford, Berkeley, and Duke law schools. She is a graduate of Yale Law School, Brown University, and Head Start.


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