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Pré-conférence ICA

Pré-conférence ICA
Formes alternatives de régulation de contenus sur les réseaux sociaux

As part of the 72nd Congress of the International Communication Association (ICA), which will be held in Paris from May 26 to 30, 2022, the Center for Interdisciplinary Media Analysis and Research (CARISM, Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas) is organizing with the CIS (Centre Internet et Société - CNRS) a pre-conference on alternative forms of content regulation on social networks, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas.

This conference aims to bring together researchers from all disciplines and all nationalities working on civil society initiatives to influence the moderation policies of platforms and to exercise alternative forms of regulation of speech on social networks. This pre-conference is co-supported by the ResisTIC project, funded by the French National Agency for Research.

ICA 2022 Pre-conference
Alternative content regulation on social media


9h30 // Opening
Romain Badouard, Cécile Méadel et Francesca Musiani, Carism and CIS/CNRS.
9h45-11h // Session 1 Co-regulation practices

  • Robert Gorwa, Clara Iglesias Keller, Bharath Ganesh, WZB Berlin and U of Groningen, “Hybrid Platform Governance: Alternative Regulatory Configurations for Content Moderation from GIFCT and Beyond”
  • Stefan Luca, European U Institute, “Journalism Credibility initiatives – an attempt to reconcile platforms with the press”
  • Courtney C. Radsch, UCLA, “Constructive Consensus Building or Coerced Cooperation? Approaches to polycentric content moderation”

11h15-12h30 // Session 2 Technologies as alternative regulation

  • Ksenia Ermoshina, CIS/CNRS, “Safe space by design? Federated architecture and alternative socio-technical models for content moderation”
  • Benjamin Medeiros, SUNY Plattsburg, “The user moderation ecosystem of reporting and defensive self-censoring on Reddit”
  • Anna D. Gibson, Niloufar Salehi, Amy Hasinoff, Stanford U, U of California Berkeley, U of Colorado Denver,

“Online Moderation Infrastructural Speculation”

13h30-14h45 // Keynote Speech
The Content Moderation Landscapes
Tarleton Gillespie, Microsoft Research, Cornell U

14h45-16h // Session 3 Online communities and self-regulation practices

  • Alexandre Coutant, Julien Rueff, Marie-Danielle Tremblay, Aline Farria, Florence Millerand, Michelle Stewart, Rémi Toupin, UQAM, “How do Quebeccers interact when they talk about news online? Lessons about how moderation could stop “the eclipse of the publics””
  • Soojeong Kim, Michigan State U, “An Investigation of Alternative News Publication Comment Forums as Civil Spaces: A Study of Minority News Commenters”
  • Thibault Grison, Sorbonne U, “The fight against abusive content moderation as a model for new content regulation methods”

16h15-18h // Session 4 Civil Society Initiatives

  • Steph Hill, Ryerson U, “Allies and Activists: Brand Safety Controversies as Channels for Social Media Content Regulation”
  • Dennis Redeker, Bremen U, “Alternative governors? Measuring user confidence in companies, states and civil society in platform content governance”
  • Sophie Jehel, Agnès Granchet, Marie Chagnoux, Paris 8 U et Pantheon-Assas U, “Media literacy as an alternative regulation of social media: the implications of a complex European Policy”
  • Simran Agarwal, Sorbonne Paris Nord U, “Alternative Regulation of Online Content in India: The Conditional Power of Civil Society”
  • Barthélémy Michalon, Sciences Po, Tec de Monterrey, “The expected and actual roles of Civil Society Organizations in countering hate speech online in the European Union”

Wednesday, May 25th, 9h30-18h00

Conference venue

Paris-Panthéon-Assas University
92 rue d’Assas
75006 Paris

Free Registration Fee
Registration is free but required at
ICA membership is not required to participate in the preconference

Romain Badouard

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