Global Platform Governance Network Meeting - September 2020

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Private Event: Virtual Event
Sep 22

Participation in this event is by invitation only

CIGI and the Reset Initiative host the second meeting of the Global Platform Governance Network.

Governments around the world continue to face challenges in finding ways to engage meaningfully with transnational social media platforms. Yet the information ecosystem these companies make up is heavily implicated in a number of key public policy goals. Even for those governments considering legislative or regulatory measures to address online harms, moving forward requires some degree of cooperation on the part of social media companies, as is the case in other regulated industries.

This meeting will tackle the issue head-on through a panel discussion between experts and network members, as well as through moderated group discussions. It is our intention that members leave this discussion with a clear strategy that they can apply to their day-to-day work.


  • Chris Beall, Policy Lead, Platform Governance, CIGI


Please note that attendance of this event is by invitation-only and intended for members of the existing network. If you have any inquiries, please contact [email protected]

Event Speakers

Chris Beall is the policy lead, platform governance, with the digital economy research team at CIGI. Chris was most recently the founding director of the Digital Citizen Initiative at the Department of Canadian Heritage. 

Susan Benesch founded and directs the Dangerous Speech Project, which studies speech that can inspire violence and finds ways to prevent this without infringing on freedom of expression.

Marietje Schaake is the international policy director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center and international policy fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. She was named president of the Cyber Peace Institute.

Rebekah Tromble is associate professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs and director of the Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics at George Washington University. Her research focuses on political communication, digital research methodology and research ethics. She is particularly interested in political discourse on social media, as well as the spread and impact of online misinformation.