Civil and Human Rights on the Internet
The Civil and Human Rights on the Internet research track focuses on the current opportunities challenges the advancement of the technology poses to the exercise of civil and human rights. The topics in this track circle around internet rights, free speech, privacy, data empowerment, and bioethics.
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Freedom of expression and information online
Web 2.0 began in a world of zero marginal cost for information distribution and where the emergence of aggregators enabled user-generated content to flourish in content platforms. From that moment on, freedom of expression and information gained a stream of new nuances with complexity and concrete micro and macro impacts on people's lives.
From identity and belonging to the bread and butter of the productive sector to the fate of democracies, how we deal with the right to free speech has never been so critical to everyday life. The Freedom of Expression and Information Online project aims to untangle the impacts of new technology on these basic fundamental rights and their repercussions on everything else: from business to politics and back to the future of information technology.