On Monday, July 6th, WEASA 2020 featured Jillian C York. Jillian, currently based at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is one of the world’s leading experts on free expression online, focusing particularly on social media moderation. That day’s WEASA session looked at how social media companies decide which content to take down and which should stay up, and what role national laws and social norms play therein.

Participants also had a chance to share examples of content takedowns from their own countries while also looking at several case studies of materials that were deleted by leading social media platforms, discussing whether or not such removal was legitimate.