Webinar: Online Abuse and Harassment

Yesterday, I had the chance to moderate a webinar co-hosted by YP Foundation and IFF to discuss online abuse and harassment in the aftermath of the Boiz Locker Room incident. The discussants highlighted the need for a contextual understanding of privacy on digital platforms and shared concerns about the failure of social media companies to adequately invest in content moderation in developing countries. We also discussed how anonymity can be a double edged sword but concluded that it was necessary to protect the interests of women and other marginalized groups.

A video link for the event is available here.

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Hi Devdutta! Thank you for sharing the link! A lot of valid points raised during the session. Especially points about new emerging technologies like Deep Fakes. Technology is advancing faster than our understanding of them and their implication on our society. It becomes really important to hold conversations like these!