Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2011 of type Solo about Free Speech

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Sunday 13th March 2011

  • The Net Delusion

    by Evgeny Morozov

    Evgeny Morozov argues that authoritarian regimes are as strong as ever, and use the Internet to their advantage by restricting speech, spying on dissidents, and publishing propaganda. Mr. Morozov will discuss how the spread of new media around the world should not necessarily be seen as a force for democracy.

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Sunday 13th March

    In Hill Country AB, Hyatt Regency Austin

Monday 14th March 2011

  • The Harassment Predicament: Minimizing Abuse, Maximizing Free Speech

    by delbius

    Online services tread a narrow line between enabling free speech and preventing abuse of members. Offline, harassment is often determined contextually; unfortunately, website owners and operators often lack the time, insight, and ability to determine the context surrounding a given behavior. Additionally, the speech itself may not be directly abusive; thus, identifying other vectors for abuse is becoming increasingly important. As a result, Del Harvey, the Director of Twitter's Trust and Safety department, has spent a significant amount of the past two years working to develop objective litmus tests for evaluating potentially abusive behavior in the absence of context. This presentation will draw upon the work done at Twitter as well as Del's previous background working with online safety advocates to provide practical and doable policies and suggestions for sites to utilize with a minimum of engineering investment and personnel needs.

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Monday 14th March

    In Room 10AB, Austin Convention Center