Mar 18, 2020

Hany Farid Appointed to Tik Tok’s New U.S. ‘Content Advisory Council’

From New York Times

TikTok Reveals First Members of New U.S. Content-Moderation Committee

By Reuters

Chinese social video app TikTok named the initial members of a U.S.-focused content moderation committee to advise on its policies on Wednesday, as it faces U.S. scrutiny over data-sharing and censorship concerns.

The council, which it announced in October, will meet every few months to give "unvarnished views" and advice on content moderation policies and evaluate the company's actions...

The group will be chaired by Dawn Nunziato, a professor at George Washington University Law School and co-director of the Global Internet Freedom Project.

The other six founding members include Hany Farid, an expert on deepfakes and digital image forensics, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar, and experts on issues from child safety to voter information...


Hany Farid is a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information and EECS department. He specializes in digital forensics.

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June 12, 2020