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Jennifer Grygiel to participate in panel on social media ethics and content moderation

By Wendy S. Loughlin

January 24, 2018

The event will be held at the University of Southern California

Newhouse assistant professor Jennifer Grygiel will participate in the conference “Controlling the Conversation: The Ethics of Social Platforms and Content Moderation” Feb. 23 in Los Angeles.

The panel, co-sponsored by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California (USC), will feature academics, journalists, media executives and industry experts who will discuss the ethical challenges traditional publishers and social platforms currently face in content moderation, including automation practices and which technological advances are going to place demands on the ethics of moderation.

In addition to Grygiel, participants include Abhi Chaudhuri (Google, Andrew Losowsky (The Coral Project) Sarah Roberts (UCLA), Gabriel Kahn (USC), Emily Bell (Columbia), David Kaye (UC Irvine School of Law), Ciaran Cassidy (filmmaker), Caroline Sinders (Wikimedia Foundation), Talia Stroud (University of Texas at Austin), Carla Zanoni (The Wall Street Journal) and Mike Ananny (USC).

The program will begin at 5 p.m. EST (2 p.m. PST), and will be streamed live on Facebook at

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