Panel Subject 2019: TechLash in 2019

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This page is for coordination among the panel team to openly discuss the topics that will be covered under the subject of the "TechLash in 2019" The page includes the relevant survey results, Panel Guidelines and a section for the panel team to discuss in the comments.

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Panel Guidelines

Panel teams should use this process to discuss the panel and get as close as possible to consensus on the following items by April 17.

  • Decide on a concrete subject for the panel based upon discussion and rough consensus. The subject and process should take into account:
    • The IGF-USA Principles
    • The working title, working description and related submissions. See Below
  • Assign team leader(s) and a representative to interface with the steering committee and provide ongoing up to date information to the wrangler and secretariat.

Survey Topic

Working Title: The internet is a dumpster fire. Now what?

Working Description: The internet isn’t perfect. The biggest internet companies created tools for good that are now being used with bad intentions. Countries don’t always make the best decisions. Users make poor choices in security... so now what? This session looks at the “TechLash” in terms of three current trends in addressing early design flaws: sweeping regulations in content platforms around data breach liability, an entity having ‘too much’ data, and end-user control options. Tech backlash is gaining momentum against Fake news that disrupts our democracy; hate speech and violent videos; and perceived tech bias against conservative bias. If you have a gripe about the internet, this session is for you!

Related Submissions

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Timestamp Submission Number Submission Issue Areas Comments SG
Timestamp Submission Number Submission Issue Areas Comments SG
2019-02-03 2:15:23 PM 2019 Submission 13 Protecting Consumers Against Phone Phising TechLash As people have more information about themselves available online, with more data breaches occurring, it is simple for scammers to use credible information to build trust and initiate spear phasing attacks, leaving the victim with their personal identity information compromised and or financially distressed. Social engineering attacks are difficult to combat, and especially difficult to recover from in terms of financially, psychologically, and more. How might we help people protect themselves from theses phasing scams, particularly when they use social engineering tactics? This project will explore potential solutions to better protect consumers based on data collected on “VISHING’ (VOICE PHISING) attacks. The first phase will entail information gathering through in-depth interviews and scraping online sources, and the second phase will include designing a prototype of a tool for consumers to protect themselves against social engineering tactics and testing its plausibility with users. Source-Michelle Chen,, Master of Information Management and System (MIMS), School of Information, UC Berkeley Private Sector
2019-02-04 9:16:07 AM 2019 Submission 14 Content moderation TechLash Laws passed recently in Europe (such as https://law.yale.edu/mfia/case-disclosed/germanys-netzdg-and-threat-online-free-speech) require more aggressive enforcement of moderation policies on social media and other internet platforms. To what extent can platforms preempt this type of regulation with better enforcement? What are the dangers to freedom of expression? In what ways does objectionable content and overmoderation affect historically disadvantaged groups? Civil Society / Academia
2019-02-04 11:11:48 AM 2019 Submission 16 Fight with fake and deceptive content especially on social media TechLash Government / Intergovernmental Organization
2019-02-04 2:16:21 PM 2019 Submission 21 Disinformation/Misinformation and Democracy, National Data Privacy Law Framework, Future of Online News, Broadband and 5G Access/Equality TechLash Civil Society / Academia
2019-02-05 5:59:19 AM 2019 Submission 28 Platform Responsibilty TechLash Civil Society / Academia
2019-02-06 9:33:51 AM 2019 Submission 31 Attribution and incontrovertible digital identity TechLash Digital Identity to counter identity theft. Attribution, and provenance of sources and facts, to counter "fake news" and public opinion manipulation. Private Sector
2019-02-06 5:42:17 PM 2019 Submission 33 Regulation & self-regulation of social media platforms TechLash This panel would look at Facebook's proposal for an advisory council (self-regulation), Article 19's proposal for Social Media Councils, and proposals and efforts in the EU and US to regulate content. What are the opportunities and pitfalls associated with these efforts, and what would it mean for the future of free expression, journalism and democracy Civil Society / Academia
2019-02-07 4:46:34 PM 2019 Submission 40 Disinformation, misinformation, fake information and its affect on trust in the online world - personal and economic life TechLash Private Sector
2019-02-11 11:35:39 AM 2019 Submission 57 Data protection (data privacy), Speech + censorship on/by platforms, risks of border surveillance, U.S. ICCPR review (happening this year) TechLash Civil Society / Academia
2019-02-11 1:49:54 PM 2019 Submission 61 Free Speech Or Hate Speech: Should Online Due Diligence Change? TechLash We recently submitted the following for consideration at RightsCon and it may be relevant for IGF USA as well: New hate groups are appearing in rapid, successive fashion. When the public is outraged at you as a provider, how do you determine if a new group on your network is a hate group? How much research do you do as a provider to determine if they have violated your terms of service agreement - yet? This session will discuss difficult real and possible scenarios. We’ll show how Internet companies can set clear and open criteria around acceptable usage.​ Private Sector
2019-02-11 8:25:53 PM 2019 Submission 74 Moderation of user content on social media platforms TechLash As pressure has increased on social media to improve content moderation on their platforms, critics have argued that these efforts lack transparency and are too strict. A discussion on how social media platforms should balance these opposing pressures is key in educating the public, government, and civil society in the intricacies and challenges facing platforms that work to responsibly moderate content. None / Other