Election integrity and platform accountability: Global lessons from the 2020 U.S. Elections
The high-profile 2020 U.S. Election invited intense scrutiny on how social media platforms approached disinformation and other election integrity issues. A number of organizations (including Mozilla) investigated platform policies to evaluate what measures were in place, how they were enforced, and how effective they were.
What can we learn from these unprecedented interventions by platforms, ranging from labeling to ad bans to de-platforming a head of state? Will this level of attention to election integrity by platforms continue for upcoming elections globally? This session will be an opportunity to hear from researchers who investigated platforms’ policies in the U.S. and to share concerns, ideas, and learnings in order to hold these platforms to account.
|Discussion - Capped