As India tries to figure out how to govern Digital Communication Networks (DCNs), there are already laws applicable to harms which may occur on the internet. In this episode, Rohan Seth, Prateek Waghre and Sapni G K discuss Sapni’s document which maps the current legal landscape on online harms in India. This is the 3rd document in our series on the Governance of DCNs.
Links mentioned in the episode:
Read Sapni’s document here
Read the working paper on the categorisation of harms attributed to DCNs – “Governance of DCNs I: Categorisation of Harms”
Read the discussion document on benefits/opportunities associated with DCNs – “Governance of DCNs II: Opportunities and Benefits”
See Prateek’s tracker for arrests for social media posts – Tracking Arrests / Cases / FIRs / Threat(s) / Detentions related to posts on Social Media
Over the last few years, a number of harms associated with Digital Communication Networks (DCNs) have been documented and extensively reported on. At the same time, we also need to update our understanding of the opportunities and benefits they enable to inform policy decisions about their governance. In this episode, Prateek Waghre and Sapni GK join Rohan Seth to discuss their discussion document on the benefits of DCNs.
Read our Discussion Document and Working Paper on this topic:
1. Governance of DCNs II: Opportunities and Benefits
2. Governance of DCNs I: Categorisation of Harms
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Over the years, a number of harms have been attributed to Social Media platforms/messaging apps. Despite their high adoption over the last decade, estimates suggest that approximately 50% of the world’s population do not use them yet. This implies that there is still significant headroom for adoption and therefore further amplification of the harms (and benefits) attributed.
In this episode, Prateek Waghre joins Rohan Seth to discuss a Takshashila Working Paper that defines Digital Communication Networks (DCNs) and categorizes the harms attributed to them as potential market failures, social problems, and cognitive biases.
Click here to read the paper