Cyber-libertarianism, free speech, and the ‘social turn’

By Charlie Markham. “How do you define free speech with an online lens in mind?” This was the first question posed by the brilliant Charlotte Jee, during the WebRoots Democracy … Continue reading Cyber-libertarianism, free speech, and the ‘social turn’

Report calls for ‘generational ban’ on facial recognition surveillance

Facial recognition technology will ‘exacerbate racist outcomes’ in policing and should be banned ‘for a generation’ according to our new report, Unmasking Facial Recognition. The report also reveals that the … Continue reading Report calls for ‘generational ban’ on facial recognition surveillance

WebRoots Democracy launches ‘Unmasking Facial Recognition’ project

WebRoots Democracy has launched a new project ‘Unmasking Facial Recognition’ which will explore the implications of police-use of live facial recognition technology for minoritised communities. In particular, it will be … Continue reading WebRoots Democracy launches ‘Unmasking Facial Recognition’ project

WATCH: Inside the Virtual Parliament

For the first time in its history, the UK Parliament has been embracing remote methods of working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Select Committees, Prime Minister’s Questions, and, … Continue reading WATCH: Inside the Virtual Parliament