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Thursday, May 17 • 08:00 - 08:50
A Human Rights Approach to Regulating User-Generated Content Online: Preview of the UN Special Rapporteur’s Report to the Human Rights Council

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Please join us for a special preview of the Special Rapporteur’s upcoming report on State regulation and commercial moderation of user-generated online content. The Special Rapporteur examines how States should fulfill their primary duty is to ensure an enabling environment for freedom of expression and access to information online, even in the face of contemporary threats such as “fake news” and online extremism. The Special Rapporteur also conducts an in-depth investigation of how Internet companies moderate content on major social media platforms, and argues that human rights law gives companies the tools to articulate their positions in ways that respect democratic norms and counter authoritarian demands. The report is the culmination of a year-long series of consultations, visits to major internet companies and a wide range of State and civil society input.

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David Kaye

UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and clinical professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law. 

Thursday May 17, 2018 08:00 - 08:50 EDT