Ignacio Castro, Gareth Tyson, Ahmed M. Abdelmoniem (Queen Mary University of London)

DSNmod tackles the challenges of decentralised moderation. Traditional social networks such as Twitter or Facebook can concentrate large amounts of resources and data for content moderation, a growing decentralised ecosystem; the fediverse, composed by decentralised applications, cannot. This is a critical problem: on the one hand, it unpairs this decentralisation, as compared with the centralised alternatives; on the other hand, with limited moderation, managing toxicity is challenging.

DSNmod will tackle these challenges by exploring the potential of privacy-preserving federated moderation.