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Beyond Moderation is a one-day conference hosted by the Ethics Society and Technology Initiatives of the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University. It aims to convene a group of experts from diverse fields to discuss the possibilities afforded by digital technologies to enhance civic debate and de-escalate political conflict.

As experiences around the world suggest, social media platforms have created a milieu where the propagation of hate speech and misinformation can lead to the escalation of political and ethnic conflicts. Social media companies have sought to address this issue through automated and semi-automated content moderation, but the net benefits of these measures remain under empirical examination. Beyond Moderation thus intends to explore and analyze alternative technological strategies for addressing the rise of political conflict online.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Colin Megill (Co-founder,
  • Marietje Schaake (International Policy Director, Stanford Cyber Policy Center; International Policy Fellow, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Stanford)
  • Michael Bernstein (Associate Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University)
  • Susan Benesch (Faculty Associate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University; Founder and Executive Director, Dangerous Speech Project)
  • Amy X. Zhang (Assistant Professor, Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington)
  • Renée DiResta (Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory)
  • Niousha Roshani (CEO, The Black Entrepeneurs Club; Consultant in Private Tech Sector Engagement with Global Civil Society, Internews)
  • Oladejo Tiamiyu (Assistant Professor of Law, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law)
  • Jonathan Stray (Senior Scientist, Center for Human Compatible AI at University of California, Berkeley)
  • Thunghong Lin ( CASBS Fellow, Stanford University; Academica Sinica)

This event will take place in the Mackenzie Room (Huang 300), located on the third floor of the Huang Engineering Center, at Stanford University on November 10th, 2023. Lunch will be provided and there will be a reception for conference participants at the end of the day.

Please note this event is in-person only. RSVP here.