Content moderation from the interamerican perspective

portada informe sobre moderación de contenidos

This document produced by R3D de México for Al Sur addresses the content moderation on the Internet and its complexities from the perspective of the Inter-American standards on freedom of expression. In this regard, it introduces the limitations of freedom of expression in relation to protected speech and those that, due to their incitement to violence, genocide and child abuse, are not protected. Secondly, it provides an extensive explanation of content moderation, its principles and effects.

Based on the analysis carried out, the document sheds light on self-regulation, co-regulation and regulation by the States, at a time of great debate on the impact of online speeches for our democracies. Thus, based on 10 specific recommendations, a reflection on the role that States, companies and users can play on the Internet is proposed.