Geneva Digital Atlas

Content Policy

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the world was faced with the physical threat of a virus and a digital plague of infodemics: falsehood inundated social media platforms, eroding the prevailing consensus around scientific findings. Nowadays, generative AI models along with the attention-maximising algorithms of digital platforms continue to pose a challenge to the modern world with widely disseminated hate speech and mis/disinformation.

Content policy touches on multiple human rights subjects, from freedom of expression and gender rights online to the rights of persons with disabilities. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reports on the need to combat violent extremism online and account for the rights of human rights defenders. The ICT for Peace Foundation (ICT4Peace) is dedicated to preventing the malicious use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for terrorist purposes. The Kofi Annan Foundation works with civil society, electoral management bodies, and the private sector to counter electoral-related disinformation and foreign influences.