Press & Policy


Corinne’s work has been featured in the The New York Times, BBC, The Financial Times, The Hindu, Wired, Politico EU, De Volkskrant and a number of tech outlets. She also regularly writes about her research for the popular press. A recent selection:

One Year After the Storming of the US Capitol, What Have We Learned About Content Moderation Through Internet Infrastructure?
2022 Tech Policy Press Article with Jenna Ruddock

What is a CDN and how is it linked to the massive Internet outage?
2021 The Hindu article

How hate speech reveals the invisible politics of Internet infrastructure
2020 Brookings Institute Op-ed with Suzanne van Geuns


One Year After the Storming of the US Capitol, What Have We Learned About Content Moderation Through Internet Infrastructure? 2022 Tech Policy Press Op-Ed with Jenna Ruddock

How can we understand the current + future state of the Internet’s architecture? 2022 Blog for Minderoo Centre Tech & Democracy


Space-Cowboys: What Internet history tells us about the inevitable shortcomings of a tech-bro led Space Race
2021 Tech Policy Press Op-Ed with Becca Lewis

Just Do It: on the limits of governance through AI registers.
In AI Snake Oil, Pseudoscience and Hype, edited by Frederike Kaltheuner. Meat Space Press. Jansen, Fieke and Corinne Cath. 2021.

How the Internet Really Works.
No Starch Press.
Knodel, Mallory, Ulrike Uhlig, Niels ten Oever, and Corinne Cath.


The role of human rights NGOs in AI governance.
Conference on inter-cultural ethics.
Oxford December 2019.

How the Internet really works: an illustrated guide 
Book for No Starch Press. Knodel, Uhlig, Ten Oever and Cath 2020.

How hate speech reveals the invisible politics of Internet infrastructure
Op-ed for the Brookings Institute. van Geuns & Cath 2020.

What’s wrong with Loud Men talking loudly? The IETF Culture Wars
Contribution for the (academic) repository on hacking culture. Cath 2020.

Europe cannot afford to “shelter-in-place” on digital regulation
Op-ed for Data & Society. Cath & Kaltheuner 2020.

Why, How, And By Whom Is The Internet Governed?
Interview with the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) Tech & Human Rights Series.

EU laat met aanpak kunstmatige intelligentie cruciale kansen liggen
Op-ed for the Dutch Financial Times (Dutch only). Cath & Kaltheuner 2020.

Risking everything: where the EU’s white paper on AI falls short.
Op-ed for New Statesman. Cath & Kaltheuner 2020.

The Four Problems with Europe’s vision on AI.
2020 Financial Times Article.


Verwacht geen wonderen van artificiële intelligentie.
Op-ed for the Volkskrant. (Dutch only)
Cath & Dobbe. 2019.

Platform patricians and platform plebs: how social media favours the famous.
Op-ed for the New Statesman.
Cath, C. 2019.

Social Media and Climate Change.
2019 New Scientist Article.

Press attribution:

Dr. Corinne Cath is a research affiliate at the Minderoo Centre for Democracy & Technology, at the University of Cambridge.



Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) award talk: The Technology We Choose To Create: Human Rights Advocacy in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). London, November 2022

Human Rights Advocacy in the IETF: Quo Vadis? Talk for the Human Rights Protocol Considerations Group at IETF 115. London November 2022

Plamadiso Talk for the Weizenbaum Institute Berlin: Surfacing Internet infrastructure politics, reflections on how to study opaque internet politics, problems, and protocols. June 2022.

GigaNet’s workshop on Internet Standard Setting Research Methods. Online. January 2022

Response-ability podcast by Dawn Walters: Engineering Cultures and Internet Infrastructure Politics. November 2021. Listen here

No Network is Neutral Podcast by Jenna Ruddock & Justin Sherman: Engineered Innocence. December 2021. Listen here



The Anti-Dystopians by Alina Utrata: Human Rights and Internet Infrastructure. December 2021. Listen here

Show me the Numbers: Workshop on Analyzing IETF data. Internet Architecture Board (IAB) workshop in Amsterdam. November 2021

We Have Met the Enemy: A Critical Anthropological Take on Who Gets to “Do Research Together”. Keynote Dutch National Cybersecurity Center (NCSC) Research Conference. The Hague. October 2021

Virtual launch of the Special Issue of Telecommunications Policy on Norm Entrepreneurship in Internet Governance. July 2021

The Invisible Politics of Internet Infrastructure. Alan Turing Institute All Hands Meeting. London. July 2021

The Internet’s Reluctant Sheriffs: Content moderation and political gatekeeping through Internet infrastructure. Oxford Internet Institute seminar. June 2021

Content moderation on the Internet infrastructure level – Where does censorship begin? EURODIG Panel. June 2021.

Civil Society Advocacy in AI Governance: Lessons Learned. 2021 Data Justice Conference of the Data Justice Lab. May 2021.

Building the field of online health and governance. Social Media Governance Initiative at Yale University. May 2021.




The Internet’s reluctant sheriffs.
Oxford Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy Seminar.
November 2020.

The Technology We Choose to Create: Human Rights Advocacy in Internet Governance.
GiGaNet 2020 Conference at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Online.

The Cultures of New and Old Technomedia II.
Panel organizer at 4S/EAST. Online.
August 2020.

We Have Seen the Enemy…and He Is Us: When engineering culture collides with human rights advocacy online.
Oxford Program in Comparative Media Law & Policy Seminar. Oxford, UK.

LEAP of FATE: Human Rights as a complimentary Framework for AI Policy and Practice.
FAT* Barcelona, Spain.
Pakzad, Roya, Mark Latonero, Vidushi Marda, and Corinne Cath.
January 2020.


How to real do AI governance: beyond voluntary ethics-frameworks.
Internet Governance Forum. Berlin.

The role of human rights in AI governance.
ECP platform for the information society. The Hague November 2019 (Dutch only).

Anthropology in Internet Governance.
Talk at the Internet Governance Lab. Washington D.C. September 2019.

Digitizing Human Rights Advocacy.
Talk at Data & Society. New York September 2019.

Public Interest & Internet Infrastructure Workshop (co-organizer).
Boston September 2019.

Changing Minds & Machines: Human Rights in Internet governance.
Resisting Digital Culture Conference UCL May 2019.

The Technology We Choose to Create: Human Rights Advocacy and Anthropology in Internet Governance.
GigaNet International Communications Association Preconference May 2019.

How Anarchy Works: Data and Disorder in Internet Protocol Development.
Oxford Internet Institute Connected Life Conference June 2019


Talk entitled “Development of the Human Rights Protocol Considerations in the IETF.”
Workshop on Multistakeholder participation in global Internet standard setting. Economic and Social Research Council project on Internet Standard `Setting. Brussels. May 2018.

Panel on applying human rights for AI development.
Conference on Human Rights and AI. Data & Society. New York. April 2018.

International Justice Clinic seminar on human rights and Internet infrastructure.
UC Irvine Law School.  Cath, Corinne – International Justice Clinic April 2018 powerpoint. April 2018.

Workshop on Protocol Governance: Internet Standard Bodies and Public Interest questions.
Organizer. March 2018.

Internet Infrastructure and public interest.
Speaker. Said Business School, Oxford. February 2018.

Panel on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and the Law: What Challenges? What Opportunities.
Moderator and convener. January 18, 2018. (starts at 23.57 min)

Workshop on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and the Law: What Challenges? What Opportunities.
Organizer. January 18 & 19 2018.

From Chromosomes to KA-POW
A special event organized by the Knowledge Quarter to celebrate and explore ideas of gender across science and the arts. March 2017

Policy Work



Provided strategic advice and reviewed grants for a number of grant-making organizations, including Digital Freedom Fund (DFF), Open Society Foundations (OSF), Internet Society Foundation (ISOC-F), Mozilla, Stichting Media en Democratie (Stdem), and The Engine Room (TER).

Policy and Regulation:


Co-chair of the Public Interest Technology Group (PIT-G): a group of public interest technologists and other civil society members working on Internet standardization.

Member of the Freedom Online Coalition‘s (FOC) Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (T-FAIR).

Member Organizing Committee annual Internet governance Scholars Conference (GigaNet) 2020.

Member of the Governance and Research in Artificial Intelligence Leadership (GRAIL) Network


Contributor to the 2018 Meeting of the Council of Europe’s (COE) Expert Committee on Human Rights Dimensions of Automated Data Processing Techniques and Different Forms of Artificial Intelligence (MSI-AUT).

Contributor to the 2017 Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on ways to bridge the gender digital divide from a human rights perspective.

Contributor to the 2016 and 2017 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.


RFC 8280. Research into Human Rights Protocol Considerations. Niels Ten Oever and Corinne Cath. November 2018.

RFC 8962. Establishing the Protocol Police. Gurshabad Grover, Niels Ten Oever, Corinne Cath and Shivan Sahib. April 2021.


“We know what you did during lockdown”. Short film directed by the Financial Times (FT).
Provided expertise for the development of this short film on the dangers of ubiquitous surveillance. May 2021.

“Tech Talk” Podcast about Internet Governance and Media Development
Interview by Brian Wesolowski of the Center for Democracy and Technology’s (CDT). March 2017.
The interview starts at 20 minutes.