Platform Governance at the Periphery: Moderation, Shutdowns and Intervention

in Judit Bayer and others (eds), Perspectives on Platform Regulation. Concepts and Models of Social Media Governance Across the Globe (Nomos 2021)

15 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2022

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Giovanni De Gregorio

Católica Global School of Law, Lisbon

Nicole Stremlau

University of Oxford

Date Written: 2021

Abstract

After illustrating how the spread of dangerous content has led to troubling consequences beyond digital boundaries, this chapter describes how online hate speech has become criminalised in the global south. It analyses Internet shutdowns to understand its socio-legal consequences, and explores the applicability of public international law and the humanitarian doctrine to information interventions.

Keywords: platform governance; global south; Africa; hate speech; internet shutdowns; information intervention; content moderation; disinformation; media; online speech

Suggested Citation

De Gregorio, Giovanni and Stremlau, Nicole, Platform Governance at the Periphery: Moderation, Shutdowns and Intervention (2021). in Judit Bayer and others (eds), Perspectives on Platform Regulation. Concepts and Models of Social Media Governance Across the Globe (Nomos 2021) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4045036 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4045036

Giovanni De Gregorio (Contact Author)

Católica Global School of Law, Lisbon ( email )

Lisbon
Portugal

Nicole Stremlau

University of Oxford ( email )

Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU
United Kingdom

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