Ben Whitelaw

Ben Whitelaw

Freelance journalist/media strategist. Leeds United fan. I write a newsletter on content moderation
May
13

πŸ“Œ Reaction to "insane" speech law, Meta's Kenyan lawsuit and coup for Koo founder

The week in content moderation - edition #159
5 min read
May
06

πŸ“Œ How to create trustworthy systems, Bluesky takes flight and US senators talk transparency

The week in content moderation - edition #158
6 min read
Apr
29

πŸ“Œ Europe agrees β€œsweeping” law, Musk divides opinion and abuse plagues the metaverse

The week in content moderation - edition #157
6 min read
Apr
26

πŸ”­ Is authenticating users a good way to foster free speech on a platform?

Exploring: user verification, anonymity and Koo's attempt to reduce lawful content
6 min read
Apr
22

πŸ“Œ The great podcast moderation problem, 'Facebook's chief fixer' and another dislike button

The week in content moderation - edition #156
5 min read
Apr
15

πŸ“Œ New call for platform transparency, YouTube's spam problem and talking 'algospeak'

The week in content moderation - edition #155
5 min read
Apr
08

πŸ“Œ Verifying who you say you are, Canada's regulatory experts and banning climate misinfo

The week in content moderation - edition #154
5 min read
Apr
06

πŸͺŸ Tesh Goyal on devising a new framework for dealing with online harassment

Covering: using Perspective API to automatically detect abuse and open-sourcing Harassment Manager for other newsrooms
8 min read
Apr
01

πŸ“Œ A new way to appeal your ban, 'GDPR for public discourse' and more mental health lawsuits

The week in content moderation - edition #153
5 min read
Apr
01

πŸͺŸ Jess Mason on how Clubhouse structures its trust and safety team

Covering: working with third-party groups to develop effective policy and how to get feedback from users on new guidelines
7 min read