In light of the grave implications for the freedoms of people in Sri Lanka, APC and over 50 other organisations are calling on the government to withdraw the Online Safety Bill and engage in meaningful, sustained and inclusive consultations, including civil society and human rights experts.
As Twitter morphs and bends under its new monopolistic individual owner, a look at the source of its massive influence and some issues of concern.
APC joins other organisations and individuals to express concern over Digital Platforms Regulation Bill Nº 14.561-19, which is being discussed in the Chilean congress. The bill establishes rules that end up being dangerous for the exercise of fundamental rights on the internet.
In early 2021, the Australian government enacted the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code, which requires Facebook and Google to pay Australian media for their news content.
The third day of the Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop discussed freedom of expression laws in South Asia and trends and challenges related to content moderation and intermediary liability.
Having RightsCon 2020 take place entirely online not only demonstrates how the digital space is increasingly important for many spheres of life, but also illustrates how essential it is to protect digital rights as a fundamental part of human rights.
APC welcomes this consultation, as it is timely and integral to our work. The pandemic poses challenges for content moderation, and while we recognise that these are extraordinary times, human rights laws and principles should be the default standards guiding companies’ policies and procedures.
In response to the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) call for expressions of interest to join its Independent Advisory Committee (IAC), APC and other NGOs expressed their concerns about the IAC specifically, and the growing role of GIFCT more broadly in regulating content online.
First-time IGF participant Miru Lee of the Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet shares her reflections on the discussions around two topics of particular interest to her: the human rights impacts of AI, and the complexities of content regulation in the online space.
Recently there have been a flurry of proposals to “regulate the internet”, which in practice boils down to more narrowly regulating online content. In order to suggest a principles-based approach to regulation, this issue paper highlights positive and negative aspects of some recent initiatives.