Account Deactivation and Content Removal

Collaborating on Controversial Content and Difficult Decisions

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) condemns the recent violence associated with protests around the world against an inflammatory film insulting to Islam. GNI’s Principles on Freedom of Expression and Privacy aim to guide responsible decisions by companies when facing requests or demands from governments.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:01

Report on Account Deactivation and Content Removal

The GNI is pleased to announce a report released by the Center for Democracy & Technology and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society on “Account Deactivation and Content Removal: Guiding Principles and Practices for Companies and Users.” This document grew out of the GNI’s ongoing learning series on the impact on user rights of the moderation, takedown, and abu

Wed, 09/21/2011 - 16:43

GNI Account Deactivation and Content Removal Call

On July 14th, as part of our learning series on “Emerging Issues”, the GNI held its fourth call on the topic of account deactivation and content removal by platforms that host user-generated content. Both GNI members and external participants from industry, civil society, the investor community, and other sectors participated in the discussion.


Tue, 07/26/2011 - 14:00

GNI Presents Multi-Stakeholder Approach at Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Summit

The GNI participated in a panel entitled, “The GNI’s Multi-Stakeholder Approach” at the first annual Yahoo! Business & Human Rights Summit on May 5, 2009.

Thu, 06/04/2009 - 16:00

GNI Convenes Stakeholders on Account Deactivation and Human Rights Issues

On 16th April 2010 the GNI held a conference call attended by over 30 company and human rights organization representatives to discuss the human rights impacts of account deactivation and content removal. As one outcome of this call, the GNI is establishing a network of companies and human rights organizations dedicated to sharing best practices, communicating potential incidents of concern and reducing the impact of account deactivation and content removal on human rights.

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 17:00

Account Deactivation and Content Removal: Takeways from Oct 28 call

On October 28th, the GNI held the third call as part of our “Emerging Issues” learning series, which is focused on highlighting, exploring, and deepening our understanding and responses to emerging online free expression and privacy issues.

Thu, 11/11/2010 - 16:00


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