On November 15, 2017, Stanford’s Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi) hosted the first-ever West Coast launch of Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net report. Together with Michael Abramowitz, President of Freedom House, and Sanja Kelley, Director of Freedom on the Net, GDPI convened a multi-stakeholder panel to discuss persisting and emerging trends in the restriction of internet freedom.
This year's report highlights increased efforts by governments to manipulate information on social media. The use of bots or paid government commentators, for example, has proliferated over the past year.
GDPI Executive Director Eileen Donahoe moderated a panel of human rights activists, academics, and private sector representatives from around the world to discuss the saliency of the report's findings.
Explore this year's Freedom on the Net 2017 Report, available on the Freedom House website (link below)