Big Tech’s Role in the Ukraine Crisis:

Cybersecurity, Disinformation & Internet Shutdowns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 14, 2022
1PM CT
Backyard Stage, EU House at Native

Description

The Ukrainian government recently asked the international standards body ICANN to target Russia’s access to the Internet by revoking specific country-code top-level domains operated from within Russia, arranging the revocation of SSL certificates issued within those domains, and shutting down a subset of root servers located in Russia – ICANN refused to do so. Why?

This panel will explore the “neutrality” of the Internet and examine the case for cybersecurity “best practices” in an age of modern warfare, and dive deeper into the role of “Big Tech” in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. We will address questions such as: what role should organizations like the Meta Oversight Board play in removing “harmful” or “fake” content from platforms like Facebook? What should governments do? What does the Russian government’s crackdown on media freedom mean for companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, and how is it affecting access to free and fair information online?

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Evi Fuelle

Evi Fuelle

Advisor, Digital Economy Policy, EU Delegation to the US

Evi Fuelle serves as Advisor, Digital Economy Policy at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America.

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Marietje Schaake

Marietje Schaake

Director, Stanford University Cyber Policy Center

Marietje Schaake is international policy director at Stanford University Cyber Policy Center and international policy fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

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Rachel Wolbers

Rachel Wolbers

Head of Global Engagement, META Oversight Board

Rachel Wolbers is the Public Policy Manager at the Oversight Board where she handles stakeholder engagement on cases and policy issues pending before the Board.

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