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Earlier advances in technology have delivered uneven benefits, exacerbating gaps between developed and low- and- middle-income regions, often resulting in unintended harms. We believe societies can only benefit from technologies, particularly the Internet, if they are inclusive and accessible, and underpinned in democratic values of equity, access to information, privacy and transparency.

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This is an excerpt from our full report on Reimagining Tech Accountability in the Global Majority. The report is a culmination of insights gathered through in-person convening in nine countries and a global consumer survey.

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Last week, I sent out our inaugural Annual Letter to our board, staff and our network. We’ve had a busy 2023, but that’s just the beginning. But before I get to all of that, I

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We analyzed nearly half a million posts shared across 14.4 million followers, resulting in 97.5 million interactions, to understand how political parties leverage interconnected networks to disseminate their messages in preparation of Bangladesh’s national election,

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In November, the Oversight Board announced a case in relation to Iran’s “Woman, Life, Freedom” movement. During the summer of 2023, an Instagram user posted a video that shows a man confronting a woman in

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Tech Global Institute is excited to introduce its first cohort of Tech Policy Fellows, selected from a global pool of hundreds of applicants. These leaders, with diverse expertise in international human rights law, public policy,

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In October, the Oversight Board announced a case in relation to an altered video of President Biden in the U.S. Despite a user reporting the content as altered media, Meta decided to leave the content

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The Global Tech Policy Circles bring together experts and movement-builders from diverse backgrounds who are invested in building a more equitable Internet for the future. It is a platform that aims to foster informed, collaborative

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This blog post is part of a broader research on online content moderation in under-resourced regions and languages. Multiple media outlets have highlighted the challenges faced by major U.S. social media platforms in handling the

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The Department of Industry, Science and Resources in Australia published a discussion paper in June 2023 to propose safeguards and additional measures to build public trust and confidence in AI technologies and systems. While Australia

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Earlier in August, the Oversight Board announced a case on communal violence in the Indian State of Odisha. The case is related to a video posted on Facebook in April 2023 depicting a procession of

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The Biden-Harris Administration is developing a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy that will chart a path for the United States to harness the benefits and mitigate the risks of AI. This strategy will build on

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Last month, Anthropic release Claude’s Constitution, ushering the way for fresh debates on Constitutional AI and AI ethics. The researchers leaned on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Apple’s TOS, among other things, to

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It all started when a public interest litigation was filed in the summer of 2020, alleging infringement of constitutional rights due to the government’s failure to regulate content in over-the-top (OTT) media services. Subsequently, consistent

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Sharing intimate images online without consent, commonly known as “revenge porn” or “non-consensual pornography,” is a serious violation of privacy that can have significant negative consequences, particularly for women and underrepresented sexual and gender minorities.

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Content regulation during elections presents several risks that need to be carefully considered. While ensuring a fair and transparent electoral process is crucial, the regulation of content can impact freedom of expression and the democratic

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Multiple reports show the growing interest among policymakers to regulate artificial intelligence. The number of bills that mention “artificial intelligence” grew from 1 in 2016 to 37 in 2022. The United States is leading the

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Last week, Pakistan published the first draft of its National Artificial Intelligence Policy that aims to harness the positive powers of artificial intelligence in business and government while keeping an eye towards responsibility and accountability.

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Digital financial services have brought about a significant revolution in the distribution of government cash benefits in rural Bangladesh, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, the disbursement of cash benefits was often plagued by inefficiencies,

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Mass surveillance – whether by state agencies or big corporations – is becoming an unavoidable, ubiquitous and universal phenomenon. Its many advantages include crime detection and prevention, development of better business solutions, and mitigation of

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Privacy is an edgy topic suffering from historical neglect, but is rapidly becoming all-important with the proliferation of the internet, increased social media consumption and escalating surveillance efforts. It is an inalienable, non-negotiable and sacrosanct

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what extent are these meeting human rights expectations or achieving their goals to empower citizens? Are algorithimic audits and transparency efforts accouting for the risks and biases facing people in low- and- middle-income countries?