How do we protect human rights online?
Online platforms distribute, host, and index online content. They play a crucial role in our digital economy and culture, providing key infrastructure for people and companies to communicate and access information online. These intermediaries are increasingly being asked to enforce law and social norms, to monitor user behaviour, remove content, and censor speech.
Our research examines both the liability and the social responsibility of intermediaries as an increasingly important and powerful regulatory force in the online environment. We interrogate the balance between the pressure to enforce laws and the need for adequate safeguards for due process, freedom of speech, and innovation.