Carolina Botero (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Carolina is the executive director of the Colombian civil society digital rights organization Karisma. She works to defend human rights in technology environments, following debates on freedom of expression, privacy, access to knowledge, and culture.
What can be done?
We need to increase the use of the internet as a democratic tool and understand how much of our use can be affected by censorship measures. Measures that oftentimes we might be, unwillingly, asking for.
Facebook temporarily blocked #ACAB, a hashtag used to denounce police brutality in many countries, reducing access to information about protests taking place in Colombia.