WEBCAST APR 12 – Internet Freedom Under Threat: The Divergent Paths of Taiwan and Hong Kong

On Tuesday 12 April 2022 at 12pm-1pm PDT (19:00=20:00 UTC) the Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) at Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center (CPC) and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Cyber Initiative present ‘Internet Freedom Under Threat:
The Divergent Paths of Taiwan and Hong Kong‘.

Both Taiwan and Hong Kong face increasing threats of online misinformation and cybersecurity risks, but the freedoms of the Internet for their citizens appear to be heading in opposite directions. From censorship and surveillance to influencing public opinions and elections, what are the lessons from the experiences of Hong Kong and Taiwan for the world?

The speakers will provide an overview of the state of internet freedom in Hong Kong from before to after the enactment of the National Security Law in 2020. Censorship and surveillance are on the rise, and a misinformation law is looming on the horizon, to give the government and the police even more unfettered power. They will also cover the techniques used by cyber intrusion groups aimed at toppling election campaigns. Drawing research work from Taiwan AI Labs, they will elaborate on how AI is used to track misinformation on social media particularly on Chinese-language speaking portals.

Jason Hsu, Senior Research Fellow, The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School
Charles Mok, Visiting Scholar, Global Digital Policy Incubator, Stanford Cyber Policy Center
Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution / Mosbacher Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University.

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