AKASHA Conversations #4 - The Perceived Legitimacy of Content Moderation

We had a great conversation with Professor Amy X. Zhang! :speaking_head:

Amy explored the questions:

  1. How can we design content moderation of social networks so that moderation is perceived as legitimate by participating members?

  2. How can we think about legitimacy and good governance when it comes to different forms of decentralized governance?

Amy is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Her research is in the field of human-computer interaction and social computing . She works on designing and building systems to improve discourse, collaboration, and understanding online, with applications to social media and online communities, news and civic engagement, education, and computer-supported cooperative work and collective action. :raised_hands:

Read the blog post and watch the recording of the event here!

Please continue the conversation and share your thoughts below!


I am very fascinated by this collection of materials: Inclusive Organizing Frameworks - Google Drawings


Thank you for a fascinating conversation! How do you think about measuring impact of different organizing frameworks?


@bobi That’s a good question. I believe we need to first have more efforts of the likes in the gdoc to collect and make those different approaches visible. Then allow them to interoperate. We still have too many islands and a wide wide ocean of distraction from such constructive approaches in between.