GLASNOST! Nine ways Facebook can make itself a better forum for free speech and democracy

Event date
28 February 2019
Event time
17:00 - 18:45
Oxford week
Bonavero Institute of Human Rights - Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium
Timothy Garton Ash, University of Oxford; Andy O'Connell, Facebook; David Kaye, University of California; Raegan MacDonald, Mozilla Foundation

As a platform with more than 2.2 billion users, Facebook has found itself at the epicentre of many of the ongoing conversations about digital media, technology policy and democracy.  Following multiple controversies, Facebook has entered a new period of cautious glasnost, inviting researchers to consider its operations and understand how it formulates and implements its policies.

Join us for the official launch of the report, ‘GLASNOST! Nine ways Facebook can make itself a better forum for free speech and democracy’, written by Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University,  Robert Gorwa, DPhil candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations , University of Oxford and Danaë Metaxa, PhD candidate in Computer Science and McCoy Center for Ethics in Society, Fellow at Stanford University. The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.

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Professor Kate O’Regan, Director, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights


Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford, Senior Fellow Hoover Institution, Stanford University &  Report Author

Andy O’Connell, Head of Content Distribution and Algorithm Policy, Facebook

David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, and Clinical Professor of Law at University of California, Irvine.

Raegan MacDonald, Head of EU Public Policy, Mozilla Foundation

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Media Law