10 Aug: Human Rights are Not a Bug

Online conference by the Ford Foundation, Aug 10, 2021 12:30 PM in [Eastern Time (US and Canada)]


The Internet’s defining characteristics—its distributed architecture and its decentralized governance—offered the promise of improved access and greater freedom for everyone, but the Internet has not exactly delivered on it. Instead, the very structures and practices established to maintain the Internet widened the gap between the promise of a public good and the more complicated present-day reality.

Join the Ford Foundation’s Technology and Society program to launch a new report examining the background and impacts of the Internet’s multistakeholder governance. Niels ten Oever and J. Bob Alotta will offer recommendations to civil society, corporations, governments, and academics for aligning Internet governance—and Internet infrastructure—with the public interest and human rights.

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