Previous CEL Events
- Launch Event - Risk & Regulation: Regulation and the social meaning of risk
- Ethical performance of business – achievements, aspirations and expectations
- Business reputation - ethics in the downturn
- Expertise in Ethics & Risk Regulation
- Inaugural AstraZeneca Think Tank Debate
- The Governance of Autonomous Systems
- Second Annual Lecture: The Moral Limits of Markets
- Perception and Reality: The Compensation Culture
- Performance vs. Compliance: A Global Leader's Guide to Managing Business Conduct
- Tweeting to Topple Tyranny: Social Media, corporate Social Responsibility & Human Rights
- Shareholder Engagement in the Embedded Business Corporation: Investment Activism, Human Rights and TWAIL Discourse
- Conflicts of Interest: A mere governance challenge or a moral maze?
- Humans vs. Robots: Where are the limits of what an autonomous system should do?
- CEL Annual Lecture 2012: Media Freedoms & Media Standards
- Between Law and Markets: Is there a Role for Ethics and Culture in Financial Regulation?
- Handling Problem Projects - Accountability mechanisms at international financial institutions and case studies
- Lehman Brothers and the Lawyers: (When) Are Lawyers Ethically Responsible for Client Wrongs?
- Workshop on the Financial Sustainability of Banks
- Think Tank with Andrew Bailey
- Experiencing and Teaching Ethical Problems
- CEL Think Tank with the Legal Ombudsman
- Debate with Lexis-Nexis - Legal Innovation: How should the Educators respond?
- Business and Human Rights - Student Seminar
Tweeting to Topple Tyranny: Social Media, corporate Social Responsibility & Human Rights
Publication date: Mar 21, 2012 2:27:18 PM
Nov 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM
End: Nov 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM
The lecture offered critical reflections on the role of social media in social change and outline how the obligation of corporations in the information communications technology sector to avoid complicity in rights violations may evolve over time. Exploring the Internet's potential to further democratic discourse and inclusion or foster discrimination and exclusion considering whether the Internet industry has an obligation to protect against hate propaganda.
The lecture considered discourse in the digital era--from political dissent to social discrimination, present escalating citizen-consumer expectations as a potential origin of obligation in the internet communications technology sector in the absence of binding law imposing particular obligations. In particular, it explored the interplay of interest convergence between the industry and its consumers in unfree societies with illiberal laws pertaining to freedom of expression and access to information to outline appropriate standards aligned with international human rights standards. The lecture also assessed the efficacy of multi-stakeholder initiatives such as the Global Network Initiative.
Speaker: Professor Erika George
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