Currently at this #RightsCon session:
"Who wants to be a terrorist? The radicalisation of free speech control through measures against terrorist content online"
"Pressure [for Platforms] from policymakers is to take down more; pressure from the public is to take down more; pressure from advertisers is to take down more. (...) Even if you're trying not to take wrong stuff down, it's hard. Especially for smaller platforms -- language and cultural barriers mean that it's just easier and safer to take stuff down when in doubt"
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"The terrorist content database is opaque, there is no information about what's in it, there are good reasons to believe that it's mainly so-called 'Islamic terrorism' and that it does not almost at all contain content made by alt-right, white-supremacy groups; researchers are not getting access to this database because the platforms claim that if anyone gets access to it, terrorists will be able to game the system. And it's already used to block content."
"Christchurch Call mirrors closely EU cyberterrorism law. EU laws enable other places, including Russia, to pass similar laws that can be used to suppress speech in places like Russia."
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"Is Christchurch Call a response to white supremacist terrorism? It is not, since it does not mention it explicitly."
"In Morocco there are officially no political prisoners, because activists are not prosecuted for their political acts but on trumped up charges, especially for terrorism -- with terrorism it's very easy, because the process is streamlined and defending is more complicated. The West doesn't know or care about these cases."
@rysiek In England a local authority used them to enact surveillance on residents to check they were recycling their rubbish.
I was questioned outside an airport under the prevention of terrorism act because I was sitting down smoking a cigarette opposite the bus stop.
Authorities will do whatever the law allows them to do; legal pretext is merely a formality.
@sullybiker very much so.
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