Namita is a writer and researcher. She divides her time between Bengaluru in India and the many worlds in books and movies. She has written on law, cinema, internet, archives, sexuality, technology, feminism, family. Occasionally she makes media and curates exhibitions and festivals, especially the annual Bangalore Queer Film Festival. She is currently c0-manager of the Women's Rights Programme of APC, and part of the research and knowledge team.
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Are we any better at judging right from wrong? Automation in content moderation
Censorship has been replaced online by a system of content moderation controlled by companies, and these rely on both automation as well as human moderators employed to sift through content. The choice is not between the alleged neutrality of the impersonal machine and the errors and finiteness of human moderation, as both work in tandem.
Making privacy a constitutional right: Interview with Y. K. Chang
[SPECIAL EDITION] Expert on my own Experience: Conversations with Neo Musangi
ESC rights, gender and internet: Learnings from the GISWatch report
We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016
Curfew on Solidarities: Interviews with Kashmiri activists on censorship and lockdown
Social media is both the space for building a new language to speak about Kashmir in terms of occupation, resistance, settler colonialism or separatist movements, and it also is a technology of control for the Indian government. Banning certain websites and people and blocking the internet for periods extending to weeks is seen as completely acceptable ways of dealing with the "Kashmir crisis...