Can the DWeb combat Censorship, Prosecution, and Government Interference?
This panel provides an overview of the ways we have seen, are currently seeing, and are likely to see, misguided and/or malicious government interference that restricts the free flow of information online. It will also ask how those governments are likely to deal with the Decentralized Web, and how Decentralized Web developers can build tools that may counter governments that fail to respect their users’ rights. What are the legal frameworks that limit and protect these new technologies?
Cori Zarek is a Senior Fellow at Mozilla, a nonprofit that promotes a free and open Internet. Before joining Mozilla, Cori was Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House where she led the team's work to build a more digital, open, and collaborative government. Previously, she was an attorney at the U.S. National Archives, and before that, at The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press where she worked on First Amendment and freedom of information issues. Before practicing law, Cori reported for the Des Moines Register. She has taught a class on First Amendment law at American University in Washington, D.C. for the past 10 years. Cori serves on the board of directors for MuckRock, a nonprofit, collaborative news site in the U.S. that promotes transparency for an informed democracy; on the Advisory Council for the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law; and as a mentor for the Harmony Labs Accelerator which supports early-stage tech companies that use media to support an open, resilient, democratic society.