Divij Joshi

Consultant

Divij Joshi is an independent lawyer and researcher. He graduated with a B.A., LL.B.(Hons.) degree from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, in 2016. Subsequently, he joined a litigation practice in Bombay, and then as a research fellow, conducting legal and policy research on issues of technology, urban governance, and environmental laws.

 

He is presently a Mozilla Technology Policy Fellow, where he studies technology policy in India, with a focus on automated decision-making technologies. He is interested in studying the intersection of technology, law and political economy.

Blog

Intermediary Rules, 2021: The Constitution and Content Moderation (Part II)

April 3, 2021

On February 25, 2021, the Government of India announced wide-ranging changes to its regulatory mechanisms for governing online speech. These changes, made as to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, (“Intermediary Rules”) substantially alter the framework for the regulation of online platforms and their content moderation practices in India.

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A Little ‘Over The Top’: Examining India’s New Laws for Online Speech (Part I)

March 8, 2021

On 25 February 2021, the Government of India announced wide-ranging changes to its regulatory mechanisms for governing online speech. These changes, made as to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, (“Intermediary Rules”) substantially alter the framework for the regulation of online platforms and their content moderation practices in India.

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Rights and Trump(s): Some Dilemmas of Online Content Moderation

January 25, 2021

  On January 8, 2021, Twitter permanently disabled the account of @realDonaldTrump, the personal account of…

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