Submissions:2024/Current trends in public policy that could impact Wikipedia

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Title:

Current trends in public policy that could impact Wikipedia

Type of session:

Lightning talk

Session theme(s):

Legal & Advocacy

Abstract:

In the power struggle between governments and "Big Tech" Wikipedia is sometimes caught in the crossfire. This lightning talk would describe some of the current trends in public policy that could impact Wikipedia (such as protecting kids' safety and regulating content moderation), decode some of the political rhetoric around those trends, and illustrate some of the potential impacts for Wikipedians.

Author name(s):

Stan Adams

Wikimedia username(s):

SAdams-WMF

E-mail address:

sadams@wikimedia.org

Affiliated organization(s):

Wikimedia Foundation

Able to attend without scholarship?

Yes

Estimated length of session

5-10 minutes

Will you be presenting remotely?

Okay to livestream?

Livestreaming is okay

Previously presented?

Special requests: