As content moderation and other trust and safety issues have been, to put it mildly, at the fore of tech concerns over the last few years, it’s interesting to take a step back and look at the various conferences, professional organizations and research communities that have emerged to address this broad and challenging set of subjects. To get a sense of where trust and safety is as a field at this moment in time, Tech Policy Press spoke to three individuals involved in it, each coming from different perspectives:
Shelby Grossman, a research scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory and a leader in the community of academic researchers studying trust and safety issues;
David Sullivan, the leader of an industry funded consortium, the Digital Trust and Safety Partnership;
Jeff Allen, co-founder chief research officer of an independent membership organization of trust and safety professionals, the Integrity Institute.