• Andrew Strait

Andrew Strait

Research Assistant

Andrew Strait is a Research Assistant of the Digital Ethics Lab and an MSc student at the Oxford Internet Institute supervised by Professor Luciano Floridi. His research interests fall at the intersection of ethics, technology, and the law with a particular focus on the content moderation industry. He has written on a variety of topics including trolling and identity-building in online virtual reality communities, the regulation of non-consensually shared explicit content, and strategies for developing content regulation practices from within content hosting platforms.

Previously, Andrew worked for 6 years as a Legal Policy Operations Specialist at Google Inc. where he helped develop, refine, and enforce Google’s policies on data protection, hate speech, child safety, terrorist content, “revenge porn,” and cyberharassment, amongst other legal issues. He has published industry reports on Google’s response to piracy and contributed to Google’s Transparency Report.   Currently, he is researching the development of industry standards relating to machine learning and artificial intelligence in the content moderation industry.

Research interests

Virtual Communities, Ethics, Content Moderation, Machine Learning, Cyberharassment, Revenge Porn, Censorship, Terrorist Content, Data Protection