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Saturday, December 2 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Why Is the Web So Unequal?

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The ethos of the open web tells us that anyone -- no matter where they live or who they are -- can have voice and power in an open web. Yet participation and power online is not evenly distributed among different kinds of people around the world. Companies in the US and China dominate online spaces for speech, and bring with them social norms, legal parameters and technological structures that privilege some voices over others. Often times, we see these constraints allowing power structures in real life to be reproduced online. 

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Solana Larsen

Mozilla
So thrilled to be joining you in Colombo!! My project at Mozilla is about documenting and explaining the "health" of the global Internet. Previous job: Global Voices. Origin: Danish-Puerto Rican.

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avatar for Anja Kovacs

Anja Kovacs

Project Director, Internet Democracy Project
Dr. Anja Kovacs directs the Internet Democracy Project in Delhi. India, which works towards an Internet that supports freedom of expression, democracy and social justice. Anja’s work focuses especially on questions regarding freedom of expression, cybersecurity and the architec... Read More →
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Nathan Matias

Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton University
Nathan works to re-make large-scale behavioral experimentation as a tool of citizen power, for a fairer, safer, more understanding internet. He's a post-doc at Princeton University in Psychology, the Center for IT Policy, and Sociology. | | Nathan is the founder of CivilServ... Read More →


Saturday December 2, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

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