Strengthening privacy in the Online Safety Bill

Posted by Events on June 22nd, 2022

Exemptions, exceptions and exclusions: Why the Online Safety Bill protects disinformation and abuse over freedom of speech and journalism

The UK’s Online Safety Bill has been lauded by the government as “world-leading,” with claims that it will make the UK the…

Posted by Shaya Satheesh on May 24th, 2022

System change for system changes’ sake

The publication of the Online Safety Bill, after years of debate and scrutiny and consultation, is imminent. By way of…

Posted by Shaya Satheesh on March 11th, 2022

The Online Safety Bill: Demos Position Paper

Posted by Shaya Satheesh on April 1st, 2022

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Act Reform consultation

Posted by Shaya Satheesh on March 9th, 2022

The success of the Online Safety Bill will depend on the government’s ability to admit it could go wrong

‘If it’s illegal offline, it should be illegal online.’ This is the rallying cry around which the debate on digital…

Posted by Events on December 17th, 2021

Is anonymity the best target in the fight against the trolls?

“Rest assured, this Bill will end anonymous abuse, because it will end abuse, full stop.” We will ‘ Posted by Events on November 17th, 2021

How do we fight back against online abuse when counterspeech can’t keep up?

Over the last few years, solutions to the problem of online abuse have been proposed and attempted – from pleading…

Posted by Events on October 21st, 2021

Gendered disinformation: The US can’t be content with content solutions

In regulating online spaces, if we treat the problems of harmful content as separate from the problems of harmful systems,…

Posted by Stephanie Lenz on September 14th, 2021

Gendered disinformation: 6 reasons why liberal democracies need to respond to this threat

Gendered disinformation is a form of identity-based disinformation that threatens human rights worldwide. It undermines the digital and political rights, as well…

Posted by Stephanie Lenz on July 12th, 2021

The Online Safety Bill: Will it protect women online?

‘The safest place in the world to go online’. This is the ambition for the UK, set out by the…

Posted by Events on June 9th, 2021

Trusting the Data: How do we reach a public settlement on the future of tech?

What role do we want technology to play in our lives? In popular debate, this question divides into two…

Posted by Stephanie Lenz on May 28th, 2021

Bursting the democratic ‘bubble’

After two years, the UK Government has finally put forward a draft bill on Online SafetySilence, Woman: An investigation into gendered attacks online Posted by Events on October 21st, 2021

The regulation paradox

Last week, the world looked on in horror as a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, leading the people…

Posted by Events on January 13th, 2021

Where can we build consensus on the future of the web?

During the Covid-19 pandemic, for many people, computer screens have become a crucial connection to the outside world, and online…

Posted by Events on November 20th, 2020

A Room of One’s Own: Workshop

Posted by Stephanie Lenz on September 13th, 2021

‘Frankly, we did win this election’: on social media, who will watch the watchmen?

Election Day in the US saw a predictable surge in false, misleading or harmful narratives emerging, from robocalls telling voters…

Posted by Events on November 4th, 2020

Online harms: A snapshot of public opinion

“It’s a very strange state of affairs online…” – Participant in our men’s focus group


Posted by Events on October 20th, 2020

The Internet and End of Life

Posted by Events on June 2nd, 2021