How Stakeholder Engagement Has Helped Ensure Safety and Voice for People on the Move

When there are few options to make yourself heard and exercise your rights, technology can give you a voice, a way stay in touch with trusted contacts, and access to valuable information. At the same time, digital spaces create new opportunities for bad actors to exploit people on the move (including migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees), making them especially vulnerable to trafficking and harmful misinformation. For Meta and others that want to decrease these negative experiences online, we need to finds ways that respect the rights of these communities, while mitigating the risks they face online. Our presentation will detail how, throughout 2021 and 2022, we spoke with a range of stakeholders, including human rights advocates, transnational crime experts, UN agencies, and NGOs, to update our content policies related to human smuggling and develop an information page containing details about people’s rights as refugees and asylum seekers and how they can avoid exploitation.

Location Name
Seacliff D
Thursday, July 13, 2023
2:50 PM - 3:40 PM
Session Type
Session Themes
Partnerships, Policy
Only TSPA members
Will this session be recorded?