This week has seen the biggest uptick in EiM subscribers since I started writing the newsletter back in 2018. A big welcome to new faces from Shopify, Luminate, GIJN, Amazon, Google, Zefr, ByteDance, Nintendo, Strava, Deloitte and many others that found their way via TSPA's latest newsletter (I recommend subscribing). You can find out about me and what I do when I'm not writing this newsletter here. Do hit reply and say hello.
A quicker primer for those that are new: every week, I round up the key news and analysis relating to online speech, safety and moderation across four areas that have come to be foundational to EiM — Policy, Product, Platforms and People. The categories aren't comprehensive and the stories don't always fit but it's a framework that hopefully allows you to find something new or useful in every newsletter.
Enough from me, here's your round-up. Look out for my read of the week, it's a good one — BW
New and emerging internet policy and online speech regulation
Information about abortion clinics posted to Instagram has already been labelled as sensitive while hashtags relating to abortion pills have been restricted, in signs that platforms are struggling to react to the decision. Andy Stone, the infamous Meta spokesperson (EiM #131) called them "instances of incorrect enforcement", which is both better and worse than "technical glitch" (EiM #67).