Beyond Social Media: The Conundrums of Moderation Elsewhere in the Stack
Nearly all of the thinking, writing and rule-making about speech online is aimed at social media. What happens at the internet’s infrastructure layers is an afterthought...until a challenging issue arises. What should happen at the internet’s infrastructure layers? What makes infrastructure different from social media and should it be treated differently under laws and regulations? Should we expect our ISPs, content delivery networks, payment processors, domain name registrars and private communication services to be gatekeepers or moderators? If so, when, how and with what guardrails? This expert panel will tackle some of the hardest questions our industry faces. Spoiler alert: there are no good answers.