Ashkhen Kazaryan

Content Policy Manager, Regulation, Facebook

Ashkhen Kazaryan is a tech policy expert. She manages and develops policy projects on free speech, content moderation, surveillance reform and the intersection of constitutional rights and technology. Ashkhen joined Facebook in November of 2020 as Content Policy Manager on the Content Regulation team. Before that she was the Director of civil liberties at TechFreedom from July 2016 till November 2020. At TechFreedom she also managed outreach and coalition building for the organization and hosted The Tech Policy Podcast. Ashkhen is regularly featured as an expert commentator in news outlets across television, radio, podcasts, and print and digital publications including CNBC, BBC, FOX DC, Newsy, Politico, Axios, The Information, Protocol, The Washington Examiner and many others.

Ashkhen is a board member of the Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee and an Internet Law and Policy Fellow.

Kazaryan received her Specialist in Law degree summa cum laude from Lomonosov MSU in 2012, Master of Law Degree from Yale Law School in 2016 and is completing her PhD in Law at the Law School of Lomonosov Moscow State University (thesis on Legal Regulation of Art Markets).

At Yale Law she served as an Articles Editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Senior Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review and Editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Technology while also being Co-Chair of the Public Interest Fellowship. Prior to that Ashkhen worked as the leading legal analyst / law clerk at The High Intellectual Property Court. In 2013-2014 she was a Fox Fellow at Yale. She is a proud supporter of New England Patriots and Broadway musical enthusiast.

Click to play: Leave a Decent Comment: Section 230 & the Fight for the Future of the Internet

Leave a Decent Comment: Section 230 & the Fight for the Future of the Internet

Short film featuring Chris Cox, Ted Cruz, Ashkhen Kazaryan, Rachel Bovard, and Jeff Kosseff

When politicians and big tech clash over political bias, fake news, and content moderation, who...

Tech Roundup Episode 11 – TikTok's Running Clock

Tech Roundup Episode 11 – TikTok's Running Clock

Regulatory Transparency Project's Fourth Branch Podcast

Citing national security concerns, the Trump administration has ordered TikTok's Chinese parent company, Bytedance Ltd.,...

Deep Dive Episode 131 – Free Speech in the Digital Era: Section 230 and the FCC

Deep Dive Episode 131 – Free Speech in the Digital Era: Section 230 and the FCC

Regulatory Transparency Project's Fourth Branch Podcast

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act provides liability protection to platforms, internet service providers,...

Free Speech in the Digital Era: Section 230 and the Federal Communications Commission

Free Speech in the Digital Era: Section 230 and the Federal Communications Commission

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act provides liability protection to platforms, internet service providers,...