Call for submissions: Santa Clara Principles on Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation
[Update] Please note that the deadline for written submissions has been extended to Tuesday, 1 September 2020.
The Santa Clara Principles on Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation (Principles), developed in 2018 by a group of civil society organisations, provide a set of baseline standards or initial steps that companies engaged in content moderation should take to provide meaningful due process to impacted speakers and better ensure that the enforcement of their content guidelines is fair, unbiased, proportional, and respectful of users’ rights. The group who developed these Principles are now embarking on a process of introspection and analysis to determine whether these Principles should be updated for the ever-changing content moderation landscape.
ALT Advisory and the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition (AfDec Coalition) assisted the group with online consultations in Africa for specific recommendations, responses and input on the Principles to assist with a potential revision. Further to this, the group is inviting written submissions, and are particularly interested in hearing from organisations and individuals from the Global South, and those who represent marginalized communities that are heavily impacted by commercial content moderation practices. The deadline for written submissions on the Principles has been extended to Tuesday, 1 September 2020, and should be directed to [email protected].
Further information on the call for submissions can be accessed here.
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