Co-evolution of Facebook’s Content Policies & International Instruments
- Start date: 1 April 2020
- End date: 31 March 2021
- Funder: Facebook
- Value: $63,000
- Primary investigator: 01001299
- External co-investigators: Dr Nicolo Zingales
This project tracks the parallel evolution of Facebook’s content policies and community standards alongside that of international legal instruments on freedom of expression. It maps how Facebook has expanded and adapted over time its content policies to the diverse requirements of the regions it is active in around the world, and how the international legal standards (including both soft and hard law) have themselves changed, making compliance a moving target and a constant challenge that still leaves open issues to be addressed.