Sept. 19, 2022

Spandana Singh: Content Moderation Beyond the US

Spandana Singh: Content Moderation Beyond the US Social media platforms have played a central role in recent crises in the U.S., such as the Capitol Hill insurrection of 2021, and in Europe, such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. These developments...


Spandana Singh: Content Moderation Beyond the US

Social media platforms have played a central role in recent crises in the U.S., such as the Capitol Hill insurrection of 2021, and in Europe, such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. These developments underscore the power that unelected, big technology companies wield on the geopolitical landscape. 

 

But the discussion around how social media companies function in the global south, such as their impact on the proliferation of Hindu nationalism in India or state violence against the Rohingya people of Myanmar, remains largely absent from policy discussions in the west. 

 

New America’s Spandi Singh joined Joe Miller this week to discuss her current work – not just to prevent the spread of mis- and dis- information regarding upcoming elections in the U.S. – but also to foster a tech policy discussion that includes the unique perspectives of marginalized voices abroad.

 

Bio

Spandi Singh works at New America’s Open Technology Institute where she leads a portfolio of work focused on content moderation, disinformation, algorithmic accountability, and transparency. Singh is also currently a Non-Resident Fellow at the Esya Centre in New Delhi and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network.

 

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Resources

Open Technology Institute at New America

Judging Platform Responses to Election Mis- and Disinformation, New America (2022), https://www.newamerica.org/oti/in-the-news/judging-platform-responses-to-election-mis-and-disinformation/ (last visited Sep 19, 2022).