Cyber Policy Center Online Seminars 2020-2021

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Events at the Cyber Policy Center

The Cyber Policy Center brings experts together from around the world to discuss emerging research in the areas of technology, governance and public policy.

January 22: The Storming of the Capitol and the Future of Speech Online

Social media and digital technologies have come under fire for their contribution to the development of the groups that ultimately stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Following the insurrection attempt, Facebook, Twitter, Google and other major platforms have banned or suspended President Trump’s accounts. Join us for a look at the future of speech online.
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New Ideas in Antitrust and the Tech Platforms

Recording from event held November 18th, 2020

A discussion from November 18th at 10 a.m. PST looking at recommendations from the new White Paper of the Stanford Working Group on Platform Scale. WIth Francis Fukuyama, Ashish Goel, Barak D. Richman, Luigi Zingales, Dick Costolo, and Roberta Katz, in conversation with Kelly Born, Executive Director of the Cyber Policy Center.

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January 27: Europe's Digital Services Act

What rules for the web? That question has been given new urgency on January 6th. The European Union, at the end of 2020, proposed the Digital Services Act (DSA). This new legislation aims at creating clarity about the responsibility of tech platforms and intermediaries. European rules, just as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) did, will likely have ripple effects worldwide.
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December 10: Digital Technology, Social Media and the 2020 Presidential Election

On December 10, 2020, the Stanford Cyber Policy Center will bring together scholars, tech platforms, principals from the digital campaigns, journalists, and other key experts to explore the effect of digital technologies on the 2020 Election. The conference will explore the role of digital technologies on election administration, campaign tactics, political advertising, the news media, foreign propaganda efforts, and the broader campaign information ecosystem. It will also consider how changes in platform policies affected the campaign and information environment, and whether lessons learned in the 2020 elections suggest that further changes are warranted.
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Recently at the Cyber Policy Center

Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society

Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society

Author Ronald J. Deibert speaks with Larry Diamond and Eileen Donahoe about the serious, democracy-unfriendly challenges and the need for a deeper reexamination of our communications ecosystem.

Media Literacy

Media Literacy

Jennifer Kavanaugh, Kristin Lord, Claire Wardle, on what the research has to say about the impact and effectiveness of media literacy interventions, and what the implications are for both corporate and government policy.

Race and Technology

Race and Technology

Julie Owono, Mutale Nkonde, Safiya, Safiya Noble on how digital technologies are contributing to racial tensions, what key questions remain unanswered, and what policy changes, by government or tech platforms, might help.