Ben Whitelaw

Ben Whitelaw

Freelance journalist/media strategist. Leeds United fan. I write a newsletter on content moderation
Aug
05

A playbook for increasing trust and safety, Indonesia's 'repressive' law and life after TikTok

The week in content moderation - edition #170
4 min read
Jul
30
Lauren Wagner on shipping trust and safety products and reimagining the social web

Lauren Wagner on shipping trust and safety products and reimagining the social web

Covering: having impact from inside a large company and investing in technology to improve the internet
4 min read
Jul
29
Moderation data for researchers (finally), starting an 'Instarrection' and three thorny cases

Moderation data for researchers (finally), starting an 'Instarrection' and three thorny cases

The week in content moderation - edition #169
5 min read
Jul
22
Avoiding 'unevenly enacted' rules, anger at Meta's India report and why we need whistleblowers

Avoiding 'unevenly enacted' rules, anger at Meta's India report and why we need whistleblowers

The week in content moderation - edition #168
6 min read
Jul
20
Picture of Jen Weedon, former senior manager, threat intelligence at Facebook

Jen Weedon on anticipating platform threats and how to manage burnout

Covering: empowering integrity professionals to do their job and aligning trust and safety goals with other teams
12 min read
Jul
15
Footballer Alex Scott, kicking the ball at her feet with arms aloft, playing for England in 2014

The reality of being an integrity worker, UK regulation stutters and content filters come to TikTok

The week in content moderation - edition #167
6 min read
Jul
13
A headshot of a man called Sahar Massachi from the Integrity Institute

Sahar Massachi on co-creating a community of integrity professionals from scratch

Covering: the difference between integrity and ethics and what it was like building the Integrity Institute
11 min read
Jul
08
The Karnataka High Court with box hedges leading up to a statue in front of a large building

Managing regulation and risk, Twitter goes to court in India and sharing your banned list

The week in content moderation - edition #166
4 min read
Jul
01
Filipino soon-to-be president Bong Bong Marcos standing on a stage at Uniteam rally at Riverbanks, Marikina, in March 2022

How to determine a 'dangerous organisation', age checks on Instagram and Marwick's model

The week in content moderation - edition #165
6 min read
Jun
24
Melanie Dawes, CEO of Ofcom, the soon-to-be UK harms regulator, sitting in a chair on stage during a Websummit panel in 2021

One year of the Oversight Board, China mulls over new rules and Ofcom's CEO on what's ahead

The week in content moderation - edition #164
5 min read