What’s working (or not) in policing online hate speech?

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Session Description

In this panel, we’ll explore various approaches to combating hate speech and intimidation, particularly threats of swatting and doxxing. We’ll review systematic efforts, such as proposed policies and efforts made by law enforcement in the US and Pakistan. We’ll also talk about the work we’ve done around empathy-building made in these scenarios, to help officers work with victims. Further, we’ll share examples of community policing, online and offline. Lastly, shaming techniques will be discussed. We intend to open the conversation to the attendees so that we might gather more examples of what works and doesn’t in various contexts among different types of content and users. We are keen to involve developers and designers in the discussion to create a shared understanding of how the design of a tool or technological infrastructure can make some users more vulnerable than intended. We also want to create a safe space to openly discuss online issues so that others who've experienced harassment won't feel alone and can tap into resources.

What’s working (or not) in policing online hate speech?
Presenter/s Shauna Dillavou, Betsy Bramon, Arzu Geybullyeva, Nighat Dad,
Bio/s Nighat Dad is a Pakistani lawyer and Internet activist who founded the not-for-profit organisation Digital Rights Foundation in 2012. In 2015, she was named in the TIME magazine's list of next generation leaders, for helping Pakistani women fight online harassment. She is the executive director of DRF, which educates Pakistani internet users, particularly women, to protect themselves from online harassment. Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yusufzai has also attended workshops of Dad, before being shot by the Taliban in October 2012. Dad led campaigns to protect online freedom of speech in Pakistan as well campaigns against legislation that gives the government broad powers of surveillance online, most notable one is the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015. She also contributed in the draft of Acid Prevention Law 2010 and the Domestic Violence Bill of Pakistan.
Language English

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