At Denmark's "Tech for #Democracy" event tomorrow, both #Twitter and #Facebook have been invited to teach policy makers what needs to happen for more #freedom on the #Internet.

Further disappointing but not surprising to see the rather toothless "Copenhagen Pledge" coming out of this event at that has a lot of warm fuzzy words, but doesn't actually bother to say what kinds of technology are encouraged or discouraged.

Kind of like "be excellent to each other" codes of conduct that don't define bad behavior.

Stark contrast to good work like the "Declaration of #DigitalAutonomy" developed by @o0karen0o @mdb and others.


@downey @o0karen0o @mdb Both those you link to have an undetirmined we who should act in my reading. There's also the, coincidentally also written in Copenhagen (in 2019), which focuses on an invidiidual's responsibility in tech work. How do those 3 compare in your eyes? It's always hard this stuff, in who you think you're aiming at: yourself, employers, organisations, ones doing it wrong in the authors eyes etc. etc?

@ton @o0karen0o @mdb The best level of specificity and call-to-action I've seen in this space is the Web Foundation's "Contract for the Web":

@downey @o0karen0o @mdb I'll reread that , two years ago I found it mostly confusing (and of course it limits itself to the web, compared to those other examples)

@downey @o0karen0o @mdb I'll read the current text to see what has changed in the past 2 yrs.

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