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 with finding ways to engage meaningfully with the 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 considering legislative or regulatory measures to address online harms, moving forward requires some degree of cooperation on the part of the companies, as is the case in other regulated industries.

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


  • Chris Beall, Policy Lead, Platform Governance, CIGI


Please note that this event is 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, to study speech that can inspire violence - and to find ways to prevent this, without infringing on freedom of expression. She conducts research on methods to diminish harmful speech online, or the harm itself. She also advises social media companies, always as an unpaid consultant.

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.

Dr. Rebekah Tromble is Associate Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs and Director of the Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics (IDDP) at George Washington University. Dr. Tromble’s 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.