Nuanced Approach to T&S Policy Development in the Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Date & Time
Friday, May 17, 2024, 11:35 AM - 12:00 PM
Ece Ozkan

The presentation will look at the challenges and opportunities of regional policy development. Most of the major platforms have global policies though they have a huge international audience, and this can result in over or under enforcement of content, and at times even alienating the user. The issue of developing regional policies is not just a scaling problem but also about finding a delicate balance between local and global. The structure of the session will be as follows: - Cultural nuances in perception of Trust and Safety in MEA - Challenges in policy development - how to find the delicate balance between local and global? A high level look at some examples on Trust and Safety localization. - Case Study: Turkey - a country between Europe and the Middle East, and how that reflects on user behavior, regulatory compliance, and a nuanced approach to policy development and content moderation. - Recommendations: User advocacy, the importance of regional partnerships and stakeholder engagement, crisis management in the region.

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Clayton Hotel Burlington Road
Leeson Street Upper
Dublin D D04 A318
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