Our information space is plagued by a range of deficiencies ranging from the proliferation of hate speech to dissemination of disinformation and harmful information to vulnerable audiences by a plethora of domestic as well as foreign actors. These phenomena have a detrimental impact on the quality of democracies worldwide as they continue to undermine trust in public institutions, contribute to a growing polarisation of societies and undermine fundamental values underpinning democratic societies such as equality, rule of law and human rights.
The lack of operational transparency among digital platforms further complicates the situation. Voluntary measures adopted by social media platforms to remove illegal content online, stop the exploitation of personal information for malign purposes through targeted advertising of harmful content and disrupt the disinformation ad revenue ecosystems are next to impossible to truly evaluate. While increasing efforts implemented by the digital platforms are valued and recognised, they often focus on the world’s largest markets and most widespread languages. In the meantime, millions of users from around the world have substandard user experience with persistent issues such as lack of transparency, insufficient enforcement of community standards, non-existent PoCs and customer service. This unequal treatment continues to disrupt the information space.
Recognising these serious deficiencies, GLOBSEC’s Alliance for Healthy Infosphere aims to address these issues and contribute to secure and just online space with meaningful checks and balances equally implemented for all.
- Contribute to secure and just digital information space for all users.
- Advocate for stronger regulation of digital platforms to protect users from harmful content and secure implementation of the measures in all user markets equally.
- Strengthen the voice of actors from smaller markets with unique languages which suffer from marginalisation and the lack of measures implemented in their countries.
To read more about our activities, explore the pdf below.
To become a member, contact us at [email protected].