Panel Discussion

THE ANONYMITY DILEMMA 1: Online Gender-Based Violence

Curated by Emily Hsiang-Yun Huang

2 November 2023
12:00 — 13:15

Location: Het Huis Main Stage

Let’s explore the complexity of online anonymity. If we want a safe online space for open critical discussions and political activism, we need the right to be anonymous. But anonymity is a double-edged sword: digital platforms that enable anonymous freedom of expression can also facilitate harassment, exploitation and the spread of disinformation. In two panel discussions The Anonymity Dilemma will reassess the value of online anonymity.

The panel brings together perspectives on online gender-based violence from the realms of law, criminology, sociology and the dark web. Drawing on her practical experience in the fields of law and criminology, Madeleine van der Bruggen will focus on child sex abuse on the dark web. Researcher Yenn Lee will delve into cases of coordinated sexual abuse and harassment on social media. Marieke Koekkoek, member of the Dutch parliament for the Volt party, will contribute an additional layer to the discussion with her expertise on law and policy in the digital realm. The conversation will explore these cases to highlight the ethical dilemmas around digital privacy and freedom and how they conflict with security and justice for victims. 


What else is on Thursday?

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