Leveling the Playing Field: Achieving Fairness and Transparency in Content Moderation on Digital Platforms

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Published date: August 4, 2023

Author: InternetLab

Country: Brazil

Subject tag: Algorithmic systems | Child safety | Content moderation | Terrorism and violent extremism

The research project aims to contribute to the public conversation around content moderation within digital platforms by analysing “layered moderation”, a controversial system that creates lists of users whose content is reviewed differently by platforms instead of following the regular moderation process. Taking the safeguarding of human rights as a starting point and addressing the logistical complexities of managing online expression, the study issues recommendations to ensure that such systems are fairer and more transparent.