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The COMO Summit is a followup to the “Content Moderation And Removal At Scale Conference” held at Santa Clara Law in February 2018. The DC COMO Summit will further explore the vexing challenges that Internet platforms face in moderating content online. Recent phenomena like #deepfakes, Russian election interference, and extremist content are just some of the challenges that our experts will explore at COMO.  
Monday, May 7 • 3:50pm - 4:45pm
Transparency

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So we all agree that some content moderation needs to take place, but how do we know it's not going too far? How do we know that tech companies aren't censoring content from marginalized groups or certain political opinions? How do companies draw the line between information that makes someone uncomfortable and communications that constitute harassment or abuse? This panel will examine how companies seek to gain their users' trust by being transparent about how their algorithms and human moderators interact with content.

Moderators
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David Post

Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute
Trained originally as a physical anthropologist, Post was one of the first Internet law scholars in the United States.  He has been a member of the faculties of Columbia University (Department of Anthropology) and the law schools at Georgetown, George Mason, and Temple Universities... Read More →

Speakers
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Kevin Koehler

Trust & Safety, Automattic
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Rebecca Mackinnon

Director, Ranking Digital Rights
Rebecca MacKinnon is director of the Ranking Digital Rights project which works to set global standards for how companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector and beyond should respect freedom of expression and privacy. In 2018 project's flagship Corporate... Read More →
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Kaitlin Sullivan

Content Policy Manager, Facebook
Kaitlin Sullivan is a Manager for Content Policy at Facebook in Washington, D.C. Content Policy is responsible for developing and implementing policies to foster open expression and keep our community of over 2 billion people safe.  Kaitlin started with the Content Policy team in... Read More →
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Alex Walden

Global Policy Lead for Human Rights & Free Expression, Google
Alex Walden leads Google’s work on free expression and human rights on the international policy team. Her work includes representing Google in the Global Network Initiative (GNI) and in various multilateral fora dealing with controversial content. Alex joined Google from The Raben... Read More →


Monday May 7, 2018 3:50pm - 4:45pm
Showroom 1099 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005

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