Statement from global civil society on the impact of Facebook, Google and Twitter: Concern for democracy and human rights must not end at the US’s borders

  • Engage experts and civil society at the local level, without stipulating non-disclosure agreements, in building transparent and coherent content moderation and recommendation decisions aligned with human rights frameworks, and enforce these guidelines consistently in the local context.
  • Significantly scale up content moderation teams at the local level staffed by human experts in safe conditions with localised knowledge, including fluency in the language of the country and understanding of the political context. These teams must be further scaled up in times of elections, social movements or conflict and given the resources necessary to address local risks.
  • Work with third-party fact checkers with local contextual knowledge to provide corrections to all users who have seen or interacted with verifiably false or misleading information.




Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Gun Control, Interrupted

Protecting Our Democracy

Here are 8 things Trump could do on day one of his presidency to remake the country

The Place of a Party: When does a Party need to step in?

The end of gun violence is possible, we have the technology and the need for a major upgrade in…

Folks, It’s Time for a Clintervention

Republicans Abandon Americans in Need by Opposing $2,000 Stimulus Checks

California’s Hidden Expenses: Part III

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store


More from Medium

Carl Sagan predicted our modern society in the 80’s

Marvel Studios’ Loki: The Sylki Controversy

Understanding the concept of BITSAVE protocol.

[Fixed] Disk Is Offline Because of Policy Set by an Administrator