Kenya IGF Online Discussions Day 1: Content Regulation on the Internet

Thats where ISP’s are liable in my opinion and more community policing

On Tue, 10 Jul 2018, 12:27 pm Ronald Ojino via kictanet, <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Hi Kanini et al.
> In my opinion,content regulation is healthy for any society. It aids in
> reducing moral decadence that could be brought about with the unregulated
> space. However, is content filtering sufficient in ensuring that only the
> correct content is viewed especially with freely availed WiFi at many
> locations even though parents try to utilize Parental Control Software at
> home, Imagine situations where some access pornography at places of
> worship!!
> Is filtering access at public spaces also the way to go?
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 12:18 PM, kanini mutemi via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> We can also give examples of recent content regulation efforts by our
>> government.
>>
>> On 10 Jul 2018, at 12:16, Peter Wakaba via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>> Content regulation is the creation, setting and enforcement of parameters
>> within which various stakeholders in the content ecosystem engage with this
>> content. Content in this context is then simply information which is
>> transmitted and stored and received through various platforms and
>> infrastructure.
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:09 AM, carolyne mimano via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello listers,
>>>
>>> As we dive more into content regulation we should maybe also focus on:
>>>
>>> Why content is regulated?
>>> – Copyright reasons,obscene content, bullying and hate speech(causing
>>> harm to others) security, human dignity, privacy.
>>> -The different kinds of content-online content, traditional media etc
>>> For online content how different countries/governments are trying to
>>> regulate online content e.g self filtering, internet service providers or
>>> anyone that has access to blocking offensive material but fails to do so.
>>>
>>> Kind regards
>>> Carolyne
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, 10 Jul 2018, 9:53 am cmaundu— via kictanet, <
>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello Listers,
>>>>
>>>> Content regulation, is basically content restrictions or monitoring as
>>>> required by governments or regulatory bodies.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 10 Jul 2018, at 9:26 AM, kanini mutemi via kictanet <
>>>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hello Listers,
>>>>
>>>> I’ll start us off with the discussion on Content Regulation on the
>>>> internet. I find it useful for us to first understand what content
>>>> regulation means. To this end, I invite your contributions to the following
>>>> questions–
>>>>
>>>> (a) What does ‘*content regulation**’* mean?
>>>>
>>>> (b) How is content regulation achieved?
>>>>
>>>> (c) What categories of content face the most regulation?
>>>>
>>>> Let’s go!
>>>>
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