The Liberal International Human Rights Committee (LI HRC) was proud to welcome Jacob Mchangama, an expert on freedom of expression, to deliver a keynote presentation on free speech in the digital space and the challenges of its regulation and governance.

In an engaging discussion with LI HRC Chair Astrid Thors, Mchangama described current forms of censorship as a historically observed “knee-jerk reaction” to a revolution in communications technology.

Furthermore, the digital revolution poses unique challenges to the safeguarding of human rights. The “platformisation” of the internet through which meaningful engagement on digital platforms relies on access to mass audiences allows private actors to act as “choke points” for the spread of information.

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