Jillian C. York
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EFF Condemns Egypt's Latest Crackdown

EFF Condemns Egypt's Latest Crackdown

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItA new escalationA call for solidarity Share It, Peru’s leading digital rights organization, has launched today its third ¿? (Who Defends you Data)--a report that seeks to hold telecom companies accountable for their users’ privacy. The new Peruvian edition shows improvements compared to . Movistar and Claro commit to require...For years EFF has been U.S. companies that act as “repression’s little helpers” to be held accountable, and now we’re telling the U.S. Supreme Court. Despite all the ways that technology has...

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Now and Always, Platforms Should Learn From Their Global User Base

Now and Always, Platforms Should Learn From Their Global User Base

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItThe upcoming U.S. elections have invited broad attention to many of the questions with which civil society has struggled for years: what should companies do about misinformation and hate speech? And what, specifically, should be done when that speech is coming from the world’s most powerful leaders?Silicon Valley companies and U.S. policymakers all too often view these questions through a myopic lens, focusing on troubles at home as if they are new—when there are countless lessons to be learned from their actions...

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Jillian C. York
Nov 2
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Thank You For Your Transparency Report, Here’s Everything That’s Missing

Thank You For Your Transparency Report, Here’s Everything That’s Missing

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItTransparency does not always equal transparencyTrue transparency must provide contextReal transparency is empowering, not impersonalShare ItBlack, white, or indigenous; well-resourced or indigent; San Francisco residents should be free to assemble and protest without fear of police surveillance technology or retribution. That should include Black-led protesters of San Francisco who took to the streets in solidarity and protest, understanding that though George Floyd and Breonna Taylor...Citing national security...

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Oct 13
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Facebook’s Most Recent Transparency Report Demonstrates the Pitfalls of Automated Content Moderation

Facebook’s Most Recent Transparency Report Demonstrates the Pitfalls of Automated Content Moderation

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItEvery year, millions of images, videos and posts that allegedly contain terrorist or violent extremist content are removed from social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter. A key force behind these takedowns is the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), an industry-led initiative that seeks toUpdate: This post has been corrected as of August 1, 2020 to accurately reflect the details of the NetzDG. For years, free speech and press freedoms have been in Turkey. The country has the...

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Oct 8
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Turkey's New Internet Law Is the Worst Version of Germany's NetzDG Yet

Turkey's New Internet Law Is the Worst Version of Germany's NetzDG Yet

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItA successful German exportSimilarly to these examples, the recently adopted Turkish law shows clear parallels with the German approach: targeting platforms of a certain size, the law incentivizes platforms to implement takedown requests by stipulating significant fees, thereby turning platforms into the ultimate gatekeepers tasked with deciding on the legality of online speech. In important ways, the Turkish law goes way beyond NetzDG, as its scope does not only include social media platforms but also news sites....

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Jul 30
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OTF's Work Is Vital for a Free and Open Internet

OTF's Work Is Vital for a Free and Open Internet

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItWhy OTF MattersHelp Us #SaveInternetFreedomShare ItAs the EU is gearing up for a major reform of key Internet regulation, we are introducing the principles that will guide our policy work surrounding the Digital Services Act. In this post, we take a closer look at what we mean when we talk about interoperability obligations, and at...The Brazilian Senate is rushing to approve a draft bill that seriously undermines privacy and free expression. Named as the "Fake News Law," aims to tackle an intricate problem, whose...

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Jillian C. York
Jun 23
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Germany’s Corona-Warn-App: Frequently Asked Questions

Germany’s Corona-Warn-App: Frequently Asked Questions

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare It.Share ItIn their efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic, governments around the world are rolling out body-worn devices (“wearables”) to assist in fighting the virus. Some governments want a technological silver bullet to solve the public health crisis. But many of the tools aimed at solving problems come with...Medical providers face countless challenges in responding to the COVID pandemic, and copyright shouldn’t have to be one of them. Hundreds of volunteers came together to create the posted to the...

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Jun 17
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From Tunis to Minneapolis—and Beyond—Social Media Keeps Us Connected

From Tunis to Minneapolis—and Beyond—Social Media Keeps Us Connected

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Jillian C. York
Jun 1
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Facebook's Oversight Board: Who (and What) Is Missing From the Picture So Far

Facebook's Oversight Board: Who (and What) Is Missing From the Picture So Far

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItThis blog post with co-authored with of , a Santa Clara Principles partner. As COVID-19 has spread around the world and online platforms have scrambled to adjust their operations and workforces to a new reality, company commitments to theWe're closely watching how Facebook enforces its newly-announced policy that limits speech by users who are organizing public protests. This policy is deserving of special attention since it effects free expression on two levels: the organization of the protest itself, and...

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May 20
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The Santa Clara Principles During COVID-19: More Important Than Ever

The Santa Clara Principles During COVID-19: More Important Than Ever

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItWe're closely watching how Facebook enforces its newly-announced policy that limits speech by users who are organizing public protests. This policy is deserving of special attention since it effects free expression on two levels: the organization of the protest itself, and the speech about it. This new policy adds to...In the face of a global pandemic, there is an urgent need for reporting relating to the spread of the coronavirus and how governments are responding. But it is in times of crisis that the...

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Jillian C. York
May 11
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Recognizing World Press Freedom Day During COVID-19

Recognizing World Press Freedom Day During COVID-19

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItIn the face of a global pandemic, there is an urgent need for reporting relating to the spread of the coronavirus and how governments are responding. But it is in times of crisis that the civil liberties we value most are put to the test—and that is exactly what is happening now as governments around the world clamp down on journalism and stifle the free flow of critical information.With so little currently known about the novel coronavirus, governments around the world have seized the opportunity to control the...

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May 4
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