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Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Custodians of the Internet

Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media

Social media platforms face an irreconcilable contradiction: while platforms promise an open space for participation and community, every one of them imposes rules of some kind. In his book, Gillespie discusses how social media platforms police what we post online – and the societal impact of these decisions. In this talk he will flip the story, to argue that content moderation is not ancillary to what platforms do, it is essential, definitional, constitutional. And given that, the very fact of moderation should change how we understand what platforms are.

Date
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
Location
HLS Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C (room 2036, second floor)
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 US

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The Berkman Klein Center Luncheon Series is a weekly forum for conversations about Internet issues and research. It is free and open to the public. More