Master of Communication Science, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Diponegoro University (UNDIP) presented Sherly Haristya, Ph.D., TIFA Foundation Indonesia researcher as a resource person in the Guest Lecture with the theme “Content Regulation In Digital Platform: Regulation by Platform, by User, or by State Regulator” (15/3).

The material presented provided an overview of power dynamics, key issues, and multi-stakeholder responsibilities in content moderation mechanisms, understanding power dynamics among communities, authorities, and major social media platforms, understanding the main issues at stake in the current status of content moderation, and understanding multi-stakeholder responsibilities.

Sherly conveyed the regulations that govern life and the internet, namely law (international standards, laws, and government regulations), social norms (expectations, encouragement or shame), markets (price and market availability), and architecture (allowed and prohibited technology).

“On social media there are several quotes about community standards. Twitter prohibits content on violent threats against identifiable targets, TikTok disallow to post, upload or share hateful content related to individuals or groups including calling for violence against them, likewise Instagram will remove content that contains threats or hate speech, content that demeans or humiliates individuals, personal information that intends to blackmail or harass someone, and repeated unwanted messages,” said Sherly.

“Meanwhile Facebook will remove potential offline harm that may be associated with insulting or disapproving content of violent and inflammatory language. While on Youtube, do not post content that encourages violence against individuals or groups, Youtube does not allow threats, incitement to hatred, and harassment.” (Lin – Public Relations)