Yosr is a software engineer and researcher focused on the intersection between technology and human rights. She’s also an ARTICLE 19 fellow where she researches the ethical challenges of AI and its development in the Middle East and Africa.
What can be done?
Social media platforms need to give further consideration and response to requests from countries outside of the Global North, especially during important national events, like elections.
The governments of Algeria and Sudan shut down the internet during student exams to prevent cheating, effectively blocking everyone else’s access to information, also.