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.
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)