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
Date Written: 2021
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
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