Tag: activists

by Matt Stempeck

Last week I wrote up the #FBrape campaign’s strategy: to hold Facebook accountable for the misogynistic content of its users by pressuring advertisers. Only seven days after the open letter was published, Marne Levine, Facebook’s VP of Global Publicy Policy, published a response agreeing to the campaign’s demands to better train the company’s moderators, improve […] more »

by Matt Stempeck

There are many problems with using commercial technology platforms to host democratic, social, or activist content and communications. These problems came up in multiple sessions at the recent National Conference on Media Reform. There are also obvious reasons to continue using these platforms (audience reach, most notably), and so we do. Some activist efforts that […] more »

by Jessica Mayberry

I just returned from TED India, where I was one of the 100 TED Fellows invited to attend the event. My head is spinning with all the new ideas and my pockets are heavy with business cards. This was undoubtedly the best networking event I’ve been to. The people on stage were only marginally more […] more »

by Amanda Atwood

An upcoming event caught my attention as something I thought other Ideas Lab bloggers and readers might be interested in: Using Social Networking to Marshal the Youth Vote: Online discussion with Rock the Vote director Heather Smith – Tuesday April 7 Very significant elections are coming up in South Africa on April 22, and for […] more »

by Bev Clark

Brenda Burrell, technical director of Kubatana.net has attended the two previous MobileActive conferences and has found them very useful. It was at the 2005 MobileActive Conference in Toronto that Brenda first discussed the idea of Freedom Fone and where she was able to meet developers to help her make her idea a reality. In 2007 […] more »