This episode of The Brief originally aired on May 3, 2020. You can watch the full episode on YouTube.
Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin is a policy fellow in the technology and innovation policy program at the R Street Institute. R Street is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization based in Washington, D.C.
In her previous job as a content moderator at Google, Daisy got an inside look at the way that technology companies respond to toxic behaviors on their platform. She is especially passionate about advocating for online child safety, and has done the incredibly difficult job of flagging online content that may be indicative of child sexual abuse.
Daisy currently manages R Street’s encryption portfolio, specializing in how U.S. law relates to the protocol surrounding encryption and civil rights. She also dedicates her energy toward investigating the role of technology as it affects children. As part of her role with the R Street Institute’s Technology and Innovation program, she covers privacy laws and free expression interests that pertain to children, digital education, child trafficking and sexual abuse issues.
Daisy acts as a consultant to Congress, providing important perspectives on bills related to issues like content moderation, encryption, child sexual abuse, and online community safety. She is a consultant to tech companies as well, providing actionable steps to improve upon their content moderation policies and better prioritize the safety of their online communities.