Social Media, Technology and Peacebuilding Policy Brief No.125 - March, 2022 • By Volker Boege
Comparing Guidance for Tech Companies in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations
This research report explores the strengths and weaknesses of four different frameworks tech companies, governments, and civil society can use to assess harms and benefits of new technologies. The four frameworks include human rights, conflict sensitivity, ethics, and human security. The research methodology involved interviews among diverse stakeholders in technology and civil society sectors. This research contributes policy recommendations for developing practical, operationalizable guidance that could have an immediate impact on tech companies’ work in countries or regions at risk of human rights abuses and violent conflict.