The latest installment of MozFest Dialogues & Debates series will explore digital censorship and its effect on social movements on the ground.
All over the world, social justice movements have turned to digital platforms to expose injustices, organize, reach a global audience, and amplify stories overlooked by the media. Yet social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok stand accused of censoring, shadowbanning, deleting, and suspending content posted by activists in different regions. In some cases, platforms attribute disputed takedowns to technical errors, in others there may simply be no response. In this context, lack of transparency on whose voices are silenced and whose are amplified has serious implications in times of conflict and political upheaval on the ground.
In this panel, Mozilla facilitates a conversation between data rights experts and researchers to unpack the power of digital platforms and the simultaneous danger of censorship and the lack of algorithmic transparency and their impact on real world issues.
This panel is slated for Tuesday, July 27 at 11am ET, and titled “Digital Censorship”
Audience members are able to submit their questions ahead of time by tweeting @mozilla with the hashtag #DialoguesAndDebates.
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Our 40-minute panel will feature:
MozFest Dialogues & Debates is Mozilla’s speaker series that usually occurs in-person each year. We’re expanding the series into virtual terrain, to bring internet users the information they need to understand and advocate for a healthy and humane digital world. Watch past MozFest Dialogues & Debates here.