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Wartime content moderation and the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab invites you to join us on Wednesday May 18th 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET, for a virtual panel discussion on “Wartime Content Moderation and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.” 

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has forced social media platforms to make difficult content moderation decisions in real-time. Technology companies have issued a flurry of policies focused on everything from the spread of Russian propaganda to Ukrainian calls for violence against the Russian military and applications of the Geneva Conventions. In so doing, these companies have had to balance the physical security of their employees in Russia as well as their obligations to Russia’s dwindling civil society. This period of policymaking on the fly has set new precedents that will persist long after the war has ended.


Emerson T. Brooking
Resident Senior Fellow
Digital Forensic Research Lab, Atlantic Council


Renee DiResta
Research Manager
Stanford Internet Observatory

Marwa Fatafta
MENA Policy Manager
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Katie Harbath
Nonresident Senior Fellow

Kate Klonick
Assistant Professor of Law
St. John’s University, School of Law