Trust & Safety Events

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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  • Race + Data Science Lecture Series: Jasmine McNealy

    December 8, 2021

    Platforms, apps, and other technology used by and deployed on us create persuasive environments. This talk advances the ecological approach to data governance by examining the interactions, relationships, and connections that design provokes in data systems. More importantly, this talk examines the role of policy in reshaping these persuasive systems with the goal of mitigating or stopping the possible harms from data collection.

  • The Future of Speech Online: Making Transparency Meaningful

    December 14, 2021

    Transparency is in high demand in tech policy: Advocates are calling for more information to help fight discrimination and empower users to speak online, researchers are seeking access to data to better understand the online environment, and lawmakers are demanding answers from tech companies at high-profile hearings. Whether people are concerned about online services restricting too much, too little, or not the right speech, everyone seems to agree that more transparency would improve the status quo.

    But what do we mean by transparency? What kinds of information do people actually want, and what problems will it help us solve?

  • Tackling Online Hate Speech Through Content Moderation

    January 12, 2022

    Hate speech is not a new phenomenon but it has had unprecedented consequences in the age of social media. From developed countries to war-torn regions, online hate speech has led to violence and discrimination against individuals and groups on the basis of their identity. Yet international legalrules on the matter are general and scarce. In particular, while Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) protects freedom of expression, it provides that speech may be limited to protect the ‘rights or reputations of others’ as well as ‘national security’, ‘public order,’ or ‘public health or morals’.

  • How technologies deliver kid-safe online experiences (age assurance)

    January 13, 2022

    During this event we will be providing our audiences with a deep dive into the technologies used “at platform level” to enable age-appropriate online experiences. This event will touch on the specific technologies used to showcase the use of age-assurance and age verification services to limit children’s exposure to harmful content.