Sarah Myers West

I am a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism, focusing my research on privacy and free expression online. I also serve as the Managing Editor of the Netizen Report for Global Voices Advocacy. Connect with me on Twitter @sarahbmyers.

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Latest posts by Sarah Myers West

27 July 2017

Facebook’s Free Basics Doesn't Connect You to the Global Internet – But it Does Collect Your Data

Regardless of whether they log into Facebook, users of Free Basics are constantly sharing their data with Facebook.

25 April 2014

NETmundial Closes With Thorny Issues Left Unaddressed

Reporting from Sao Paulo, Sarah Myers writes that for members of civil society, "the outcome was less a step forward for online rights than many had hoped."

24 April 2014

Can the NETmundial Grow Teeth?

The NETmundial is a one-off event, with no legal framework to hold anyone accountable to its outcomes -- so what exactly are we all doing here?