Thanks, Nicolo and Luca, for yesterday’s informal meeting.  I attach a set of PowerPoint slides that expand upon my comments about the language of “content moderation.”


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From: [] On Behalf Of Nicolo Zingales
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:09 AM
Cc: Luca Belli <>
Subject: Re: [CPR] CPR session (27/11) and informal meeting (26/11)


Dear all,


Just a friendly reminder of our meeting later today at 16:00 outside Estrel Saal B. We will be discussing our research overlaps and opportunities for collaboration. If you know anyone who is at the IGF and would be good to involve in this (even though they are not a member of the CPR), please feel free to invite them.


See you soon!



From: <> on behalf of Nicolo Zingales <>
Date: Sunday, 17 November 2019 at 19:50
To: "" <>
Cc: Luca Belli <>
Subject: [CPR] CPR session (27/11) and informal meeting (26/11)


Dear all,


As the Internet Governance Forum is approaching, this email is to coordinate with those who are going to be in attendance.


First, as you probably know, the CPR will hold its session on 27 November from 15 to 16:30 in Estrel Saal B in Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, and you are warmly invited to participate. We’re delighted to have a panel representing views from a range of experts and stakeholders, promising a lively discussion. You will find more details at the bottom of this email. By way of stimulation of your punctuality at the session, please be informed that we will have 100 hard copies of the Computer Law & Security Review’s Special Issue on ‘Platform Values: Conflicting Rights, AI and Tax Avoidance’ available on a first come, first served basis.


Second, as in previous years, we would like to arrange an informal meeting of CPR members and likeminded researchers to discuss ideas and opportunities for collaboration around platform responsibility. We think that the best moment of the conference to do that is during one of the introductory high-level sessions. Therefore, we’d like to invite you to join us to meet at 16h on 26 November (day 1 of the IGF) at the main entrance of the room where our session will take place (again, Estrel Saal B). If you think you will be able to make it, please let us know (offlist) so we can count you in and make sure to find a suitable location for the meeting.


We look forward to seeing you in Berlin!


Best wishes,

Nicolo and Luca

Long description of the session

Below is a shorter description of the session and the Table of Contents of the SI.

Platform Values: Conflicting Rights, AI and Tax Avoidance

This session will discuss three of the most crucial points of contention with regard to values underlying the operation of digital platforms: Conflicting Rights, Artificial Intelligence and Tax Avoidance.

The session will include presentations based on the papers featured in a Special Issue (SI) of the Computer Law & Security Review, celebrating five years of activities of the UN IGF Coalition on Platform Responsibility and entitled 'Platform Value(s): Conflicting Rights, Artificial Intelligence and Tax Avoidance'.

The SI, which is the 2019 official outcome of the coalition, will include also the finalised Best Practices on Platforms' Implementation on the Right to Effective Remedy, produced by the Coalition between May 2018 and March 2019 (available here). The entire work will be released in open access starting 27 November 2019. In the meantime, you can read the editorial "Platform value(s): A multidimensional framework for online responsibility" here.

The session will have the following agenda:

Part I- Platform Values, Freedom of Expression and Democracy

Quick round of questions

Part II: Platform values and content moderation

Quick round of questions

Part III: Conflcting rights and values

· Open Debate

Table of contents of the Special Issue


Luca Belli and Nicolo Zingales  [Already available here] 


Introductory Essays 


José van Dijck 

Nicolas Suzor

Harold Feld


Conflicting Rights


Sofia Ranchordas and Catalina Goanta 

Engerrand Marique and Yseult Marique

Ivar Hartmann


Artificial Intelligence


Rolf H. Weber

Giovanni De Gregorio 

Chris Marsden, Trisha Meyer and Ian Brown


Tax Avoidance


Alessandro Turina

Luisa Scarcella



Collectively elaborated by members of the IGF Coalition on Platform Responsibility





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