This page aims to connect trust & safety professionals to workshops, seminars, and events that are relevant to their practice; some are hosted by TSPA and TSF, while others are not. All listed events are open to the public unless otherwise noted, and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please check the full event details linked at the bottom of each listing.
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WhenJune 17, 2021 – August 12, 2021
Around the world, repressive governments are seeking new and innovative ways to port censorship to the online space, while private sector tech companies increasingly find themselves responsible for making policy on the counters of global speech. Here at home, digital technologies have also become the latest front for debates on systemic racism, and the potential for new technologies to entrench patterns of discrimination. This series, we will examine the pressing digital rights challenges manifesting around the world.
WhenAugust 4, 2021
In October 2011, YouTube refused to take down a video at the request of a local U.S. government agency. YouTube’s refusal to remove a video depicting policy violence raises questions about platforms’ responsibility as an archive of public interest content, and also the limits of their ability to challenge government takedown requests. This week, we’ll be talking about how companies handle government takedown requests, and how they communicate about them to the public.
WhenSeptember 9, 2021
Join the Trust & Safety Professional Association and the Digital Trust & Safety Partnership for a virtual event to examine the future of the trust and safety field. The first-of-its-kind forum will feature speakers from tech platforms and civil society who deal with these issues firsthand everyday.
WhenSeptember 14, 2021
As the illiberal use of technologies threatens to reshape the balance of power, MIGS is organizing a speaker series on digital authoritarianism. American and Canadian practitioners, researchers, and members of the private sector and civil society shine ligh
WhenSeptember 21, 2021 – September 22, 2021
The fourth INHOPE Summit will take place on September 21-22. This virtual conference will be centred on Digital First Responders. They are your first line of defence against crimes online. They are the first line of defence against online CSAM, the analyst or moderator who receives the report, the trust and safety team, and law enforcement. We will be asking anyone who is a part of these teams, of this eco-system, to register, to build connections, grow collaboration and unite our efforts.
WhenSeptember 30, 2021 – October 1, 2021
From COVID-19 to the ballot box: Social media and race-based disinformation in 2020 and beyond. The theme of this year’s Social Media Symposium focuses on dissecting how disinformation campaigns used real-world instances of systemic racism to discourage Black participation in COVID vaccination protocols, voting and debates about reexamining police power following the murder of George Floyd.
WhenOctober 26, 2021 – October 27, 2021
EU Disinfo Lab’s annual 2-day conference in Brussels will cover topics such as ‘Disinfo for hire: micro-influencers, troll armies, and influence buying in the modern disinformation economy’, ‘Measuring the impact of disinformation’, ‘How should platforms tackle disinformation in global political speech?’, ‘Climate Change and Anti-Science Disinformation’ and ‘Facing Disinformation as a Cybersecurity Threat’ among other panel discussions.