PROJECT SUMMARY

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Automated Content Regulation (Sexuality Education and Health Information)

Focus Area(s): Health
Research Program: Data

Sexual health organisations in Australia and internationally have expressed frustration regarding the impact of automated platform regulation on their ability to conduct social marketing and sexual health promotion campaigns (and research recruitment) on social media platforms. To address this issue, this project brings together a number of impacted organisations and institutions globally to reveal impacts and develop solutions.

This project will examine how government agencies understand content regulation, how NGOs and health promotion and advocacy organisations experience the implementation of content regulation across the platforms on which they operate, and how platform regulators and moderators might better distinguish between education and information content, and other forms of sexual texts and imagery.

By addressing these issues, this case study will contribute to informing government, institutional and platform policies, and enable affected groups to better voice their stories and achieve redress.

RESEARCHERS

ADM+S Investigator Kath Albury

Prof Kath Albury

Lead Investigator

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ADM+S Chief Investigator Anthony McCosker

Assoc Prof Anthony McCosker

Chief Investigator

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ADM+S Chief Investigator Nic Suzor

Prof Nicolas Suzor

Chief Investigator

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Dr Zahra Stardust

Research Fellow

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Dr Zahra Stardust

Research Fellow

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Joanna Williams

Joanna Williams

PhD Student

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Sujith Kumar

Sujith Kumar

PhD Student

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COLLABORATORS AND PROJECT ADVISORS

  • Sally Beadle
    Programme Specialist, UNESCO
  • Pauline Oosterhof
    Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies (UK)
  • Susie Jolly
    Independent Scholar and Associate, Institute of Development Studies (UK)