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Chanell Daniels

Visiting Policy Fellow

Chanell Daniels

Visiting Policy Fellow

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With a passion for making online and offline communities feel safe, Chanell has a career spanning over a decade in government, the United Nations and leading tech companies. She is currently working as a senior manager at Depop, overseeing the global trust and safety team that is responsible for managing risks with child safety, extremism, abuse and illegal content.

Before joining Depop, Chanell worked at Meta where she led content moderation crisis response and mitigation for the Sub-Saharan Africa region. She was responsible for bridging policy, operations and product gaps to manage critical user safety risks and incident responses.

Prior to this, Chanell worked as a civil servant in the UK Government managing consumer protection policy and enforcement, as well as at an EU specialised agency on environmental policies, and in the political and external relations teams of the UN missions in South Sudan, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

She has a masters degree in international law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (UK) and an Executive MBA from I.E. Business School (Spain).

Research Interests

Trust and safety, online safety regulation impacts on SMEs, safety by design, content moderation innovations, emerging technology risks, child safety

Positions at the OII

  • Visiting Policy Fellow, April 2023 -