COMO: Content Moderation at Scale Conference Recap

como-300x118The COMO: Content Moderation at Scale conference was held in Washington DC in early May. It was a follow-up to the Content Moderation and Removal at Scale conference held at Santa Clara University in early February. See my recap of that event.

Like the SCU event, COMO was a sellout event, with about 250 people in the audience and many more watching online. The Twitter conversation trended locally in DC. See #COMOatScale. Some resources from the day:


Opening Remarks
Foundations: The Legal and Public Policy Framework for Content (Eric Goldman and Tiffany Li)
Under the Hood: UGC Moderation (Part 1) (Match – Tripadvisor – Twitter – Twitch – Vimeo)
Under the Hood: UGC Moderation (Part 2) (Github – Google – Wikimedia – Facebook)
You Make the Call: Audience Interactive (Emma Llanso and Mike Masnick)
Content Moderation and Law Enforcement
What Machines Are, and Aren’t, Good At
Concluding Remarks


My slides on the U.S. law of content moderation

Slides from GitHubTripAdvisor, TwitchTwitter, and Vimeo


Conference organizer’s Flickr album

My photo album

Media Coverage:

Rebecca Tushnet 1, 2

Techdirt: There Is No Magic Bullet For Moderating A Social Media Platform

What’s Next?

Prof. Kate Klonick of St. John’s Law School is organizing a third event for October 25 in NYC.

We are also working on a possible European offering!