☰ Sidebar
Voting period for this idea type has passed

SXSW Interactive 2016

Online Platforms and Minority Expression

In the digital public sphere, the policy and technological designs of online platforms play a significant role for users’ ability to speak freely and connect with others. Especially for minority groups like LGBT people, political activists and abuse victims, censorship and a move away from anonymous speech can represent a challenge not only to individual privacy, but also to their ability to participate in political change-making. Bringing together a panel of political activists and policy experts, the panel discusses how online platforms and their policy and technological designs account for the needs of vulnerable groups and foster or hinder community building and political change-making.

Share this idea

Related Media

Additional Supporting Materials

Takeaways

  1. What role do the policy and technological designs of online platforms play in fostering and constraining minority expression and community building?
  2. What role can online users play in challenging these online platforms to foster minority expression and community building?
  3. What are potential changes to policy and technological designs that could help foster minority expression and community building online?

Speakers

Organizer

Andrea Hackl, Doctoral Candidate, American University

Meta Information:

Show me another idea

Add Comments

comments powered by Disqus

SXSW reserves the right to restrict access to or availability of comments related to PanelPicker proposals that it considers objectionable.