Catherine is one of the leaders of the Open Internet Democracy Initiative. She also serves as a tech policy fellow at the Lawyers Hub Kenya. She promotes internet governance and digital rights in Sub-Saharan Africa through comprehensive policy engagement and advocacy.
What can be done?
We need stronger regulation on the use of AI and algorithms, as well as stronger content moderation in the Global South. We must acknowledge that language and local context, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, play a significant role in regulating offensive content. We also need to address online violence against women and girls, something that pushes them off online spaces.