Content Moderation

CDT has worked on content moderation and related issues, including intermediary liability and the role of artificial intelligence and automated decision-making systems, since its inception. In recent years, as interest in these topics has grown, CDT has continued to be a leader in both domestic and global conversations about the intersection of content moderation and transparency, accountability, and human rights. We collaborate with a variety of partners, including academics and advocates, through work such as the Santa Clara Principles. We also engage directly and one-on-one with tech companies and policymakers. Through these informal and formal engagements, we give input, shape policy, and successfully push for greater transparency around platform practices that impact user rights. We are also conducting research on the mechanics of content moderation at different platforms, and developing educational opportunities that bring the realities and challenges of content moderation to different audiences.

Recent Content

Civil Society Orgs Author Declaration of Principles for Content and Platform Governance in Times of Crisis

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Press Release: More Than 90 Human Rights and LGBTQ Groups Sign Letter Opposing KOSA

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Coalition Letter On Privacy and Free Expression Threats in Kids Online Safety Act

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Press Release: Women of Color Political Candidates in US Targeted with the Worst Online Abuse

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Women of Color Political Candidates in the US Endure Most Severe Online Abuse, Mis- and Disinformation

Graphic for a CDT report, entitled "An Unrepresentative Democracy: How Disinformation and Online Abuse Hinder Women of Color Political Candidates in the United States." Illustration depicting a woman's leg in kitten heel stomping on malicious social media posts while casting a shadow of the U.S. capital building.

An Unrepresentative Democracy: How Disinformation and Online Abuse Hinder Women of Color Political Candidates in the United States

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