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@UCILaw ★ former UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression ★ Speech Police https://t.co/aZ38wTLIlz… ★ ind chair @TheGNI ★ California snob
Sep 12, 2018 9 tweets 5 min read
three major developments over the past day demonstrate how #Europe seeks to shape the global #Internet. if you only focus on US reg, dominated by politics & not law, you’re missing a major part of the action. first: yesterday the European Ct of Justice held hearings on #France’s push to globalize the right to be forgotten politico.eu/article/google…
Sep 7, 2018 14 tweets 7 min read
a wonky thread about what it should mean for social media companies to be transparent. my last report to the @UNHumanRights Council discusses: freedex.org/a-human-rights… #transparency can be so vague as to be meaningless, so some [long] thoughts follow let me just emphasize that i drew these principles from human rights law (& work of some great thinkers), not out of thin air. sure, that law applies to states, but companies also have responsibility not to interfere w/users' rights.
Aug 9, 2018 11 tweets 2 min read
lots of sharp observations/reporting in this @karaswisher piece, but i have a few quick reactions —> Rules Won’t Save Twitter. Values Will. nyti.ms/2OSnmpT?smid=n… twitter isn’t the govt, she says, just a private company that can apply whatever rules it wants. it should just apply some values to clean it up.
Jun 19, 2018 16 tweets 6 min read
let me tell you about this 'cesspool of political bias' amidst the U.S. new international #snowflake policy of withdrawal from the Human Rights Council are some of its members egregious human rights abusers? of course. it's comprised of member states of the UN, and it could do much better. until today it included the US, which separates children from parents at the border in violation of international law.