Hi friends! [and with standard apologies for cross-posting. ]
Something I mentioned last time we met – which seems so long ago now.
I want to draw your attention to the consultation process to update
the Santa Clara Principles on Transparency and Accountability in
Content Moderation: https://santaclaraprinciples.org/cfp/
These principles have proved somewhat useful in getting tech companies
to improve the information they provide to users about content
takedowns under their Terms of Service. EFF had a list in 2019 of
major platforms that had endorsed or at least partially adopted them:
There’s going to be a big revision process over the next year, and the
first stage is to hear from advocates and scholars working in the
area. Any comments you can provide would be greatly appreciated
(deadline is 30 June 2020).
This consultation is an acknowledgement that the drafting of the
initial principles was a relatively quick process by a small group of
civil society advocates and scholars, and we left a lot of important
voices out. The important thing for the next version is to make sure
that they represent a more diverse set of views and address the major
challenges that people have identified and are facing. We’d also
appreciate if you could circulate the call for submissions to others
who may be interested.
Any questions, let me know.
Nicolas Suzor <n.suzor(a)qut.edu.au>; http://nic.suzor.net
Professor, QUT Law School: http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/suzor
Chief Investigator, QUT Digital Media Research Centre:
ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society
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