ILPC Seminar Series: ‘Dark design’ in social media, Autonomy and Freedom of Expression

There has been increased concern about harmful content on social media, including disinformation and misinformation. It has been suggested that design techniques, especially those to support ‘frictionless communication’ contribute to this problem, yet restrictions on speech give rise to concerns surrounding freedom of expression. These linked issues give rise to a number of questions which is the purpose of the workshop to explore:

a) the impact of design choices on autonomy and consequently speech; 

b) the impact of design choices on autonomy and forming and holding an opinion

c) the extent to which controls on design techniques constitute an interference with users’ rights.

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dr Konstantinos Kalliris (Essex), Professor Lorna Woods (Essex/ILPC), Dr Nóra Ní Loideain (IALS)
Event date: 
Thursday, 10 December 2020 - 1:30pm