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Panel Subject 2019: Platform liability for user content and commerce

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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 "Platform liability for user content and commerce" 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 key to thriving content platforms

Working Description: This session will educate participants on a threatened component of existing communications law that has enabled user-generated content for the last two decades. Today, platforms and infrastructure providers are not held liable for the content created or posted by users of their services - the user is responsible for their content. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is under attack by draft legislation and trade policies. Attend this session to understand why and what you can do to stop new platform liability, which would make it too risky and expensive for any but the very largest online platforms to host any user- generated news, views, or commerce.

Related Submissions

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Submission Number Submission Issue Areas
Submission Number Submission Issue Areas
2019 Submission 14 Content moderation Content Policy
2019 Submission 16 Fight with fake and deceptive content especially on social media Content Policy
2019 Submission 28 Platform Responsibilty Content Policy
2019 Submission 29 Weighing costs/benefits to regulation, privacy, antitrust, section 230 Content Policy
2019 Submission 33 Regulation & self-regulation of social media platforms Content Policy
2019 Submission 38 Child sexual abuse prevention versus sexual speech. Can we have both freedom of expression and act against child exploitation? Content Policy
2019 Submission 40 Disinformation, misinformation, fake information and its affect on trust in the online world - personal and economic life Content Policy
2019 Submission 61 Free Speech Or Hate Speech: Should Online Due Diligence Change? Content Policy
2019 Submission 73 Platform liability for user content Content Policy
2019 Submission 74 Moderation of user content on social media platforms Content Policy