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Thursday, May 17 • 10:30 - 11:45
Shooting the messenger: the rise of intermediary liability around the world

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Several recently proposed or enacted laws (NetzDG in Germany, Venezuela's hate speech law, SESTA/FOSTA in the U.S.) make Internet platforms, search engines, web hosts, and/or other facilitators of online expression legally responsible for illegal content posted by third parties. This session will try to understand what is motivating these proposals, what they have in common, t, and what can be done to mitigate their impacts on freedom of expression. It will also consider what technological, corporate, and multistakeholder tools can be used to effectively address the underlying concerns that these proposals seek to regulate.

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Jason Pielemeier

Policy Director, Global Network Initiative

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Sunita Bose

Head of Policy & Global Brand, Change.org
Sunita Bose established and leads the policy team at Change.org, an Internet platform that empowers 200 million of people worldwide to create petitions on issues that matter to them. She has led the redevelopment of the company’s Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, Community Guidelines... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 10:30 - 11:45 EDT