Safeguarding Social Media for Marginalized Groups

Mar 11, 2023

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Recording: Safeguarding Social Media for Marginalized Groups, Mar 11, 2023

For people marginalized by their gender and sexuality, social media platforms serve as a tool for free expression, organizing and activism. However, female and LGBTQ media users face targeted harassment and trolling online and images of trans and non-binary bodies, particularly during gender transition, are often subject to inconsistent moderation. In this panel, a diverse group of experts will discuss how social media companies can create best practices and offer additional tools to protect marginalized people online. Panelists include the Executive Director of PEN America and Meta Oversight Board Member, a leading voice on inclusionary tech policy, a scholar working at the intersection of technology and LGBTQ rights, and an international human rights lawyer.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Alejandra Caraballo

Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic

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Suzanne Nossel

PEN America

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Thiago Oliva

Oversight Board

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