Founder and Executive Director
Seyi Akiwowo is a multi-award winning founder and CEO of a newly formed charity, Glitch. Glitch’s mission is to awaken a generation of digital citizens equipped to create and demand for safe online spaces for all. Akiwowo founded the charity during her time as a local politician in East London (2014-2018), after she faced hideous online abuse and violence.
Using her lived experience and expertise, Seyi co-designs practical solutions with Governments, NGOs, UN Human Rights Council and tech companies to protect public online public spaces from hate and abuse.
In 2020 George Washington University appointed Seyi a Knight Fellow of the
Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics and also sits on the Guardian Council of Yoti.
In the last year, sweeping new powers have been proposed for UK and EU regulators to audit, inspect and assess social media platforms. Similar discussions are underway in the USA. But what will...