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Julie Owono is the Executive Director of Internet Sans Frontières (Internet Without Borders), and an inaugural member of the Facebook Oversight Board.

At the intersection of Business and Human Rights, her work focuses on creating channels of collaboration between different set of actors of the Internet. She is particularly interested in using multistakeholder approaches to foster collaborations on issues related to online content moderation. Julie is a member of the Global Partnership on AI (AI) created by France and Canada, of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on AI for Humanity, of the WEF Council on the Connected World. She was also a member of UNESCO's Ad Hoc Expert Group (AHEG) for the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, a Member of the World Benchmarking Alliance's Expert Committee on Digital Inclusion, and a Civil Society member of the Global Network Initiative's Board. Julie graduated in International Law from La Sorbonne University in Paris, and practiced as a lawyer at the Paris Bar.


News

Stanford Cyber Policy Center
Sep 28, 2021

What the multi-stakeholder approach can bring to content policy debates

Julie Owono and Niousha Roshani share their ideas for addressing content governance issues online.


Community

Rest of World

3 Minutes with Julie Owono

Julie Owono shares challenges of maintaining freedom of expression on the internet.

Jun 23, 2021
Vox

If Mark Zuckerberg won’t fix Facebook’s algorithms problem, who will?

evelyn douek and Julie Owono talk with Vox Recode about the Facebook Oversight Board

Mar 26, 2021
Nation

Let’s fix Facebook’s content issues

Julie Owono says content moderation needs a more global approach

Jan 26, 2021
Harvard Law Today

‘Be the Twitter that you want to see in the world’

Platform governance and the 2020 Presidential Election

Nov 7, 2020
The Guardian

Facebook's long-awaited oversight board to launch before US election

Julie Owono and evelyn douek discuss Facebook Oversight Board

Sep 24, 2020
The New York Times

BKC Community Members Named to Facebook’s Oversight Board

Julie Owono, Nighat Dad, and Ronaldo Lemos will serve on a board tasked with making ultimate content decisions

BKC fellow Julie Owono is named to the Facebook Oversight Board, along with members of the broader BKC community, Nighat Dad and Ronaldo Lemos

May 7, 2020
BBC World Service

Ethiopia’s new law banning online hate speech

Julie Owono explains the concern over the law

Feb 25, 2020
L'Express

Is it possible to tax access to social networks?

Julie Owono was recently quoted in leading French Magazine L'Express about a social media tax, proposed by a French MP, to fight against hate speech online

Feb 12, 2020
Politico

Welcome to the age of uncertainty

If everything can be faked, how can we know anything is real?

Dec 17, 2019
RTS francophone

Julie Owono on the global trend of Internet shutdowns

Owono discusses how Internet shutdowns have evolved in recent years

Nov 23, 2019

Events

Event
Sep 24, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Constitutional Values and the Rule of Law in the AI Era: Confronting a Changing Threat Landscape

Three Part Virtual Symposium - Security, Privacy, and Innovation: Reshaping Law for the AI Era

VIDEO: Security, Privacy, AI, Law

Oct 27, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Election Chaos: Platform Preparations for the US Election

Video & Podcast: A discussion with evelyn douek and Julie Owono

Video & Podcast: Discover how platforms are preparing for disinformation campaigns in the forthcoming US election.