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The limits of self-regulation in tackling harmful content: examples from the Code of Practice on Disinformation and the Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online

The mechanisms by which online platforms moderate content are often criticised for being opaque and ineffective. The DSA aims to increase transparency around content moderation and the Act foresees codes of conduct for very large online platforms which would turn self-regulatory instruments into co-regulatory ones. Questions remain: How will this work? Will it be enough? How will compliance with codes be evaluated, and who should be responsible for this?

This event seeks to explore and assess the challenges of a self-regulatory approach, by drawing on two examples: the Code of Practice on Disinformation; and the Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. Panelists will be invited to share their views on these issues, identify existing initiatives and potential gaps, and propose remedies.

  • Programme

    Opening remarks

    Tiemo Woelken MEP and EIF Member

    Speakers

    Marco Pancini, Government Affairs and Public Policy Director for Europe, YouTube

    Lisa Ginsborg, Acting Secretary General, European Digital Media Observatory

    Gina Nieri, member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on fake news, Mediaset

    Carlos Hernández-Echevarría, Head of Public Policy & Institutional Development, Maldita.es

    Daniel Braun, Deputy Head of Cabinet, European Commission Vice President Jourova

    Moderator

    Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General, European Internet Forum

    Exchange of views with the participants under the Chatham House rule

Practical information

30 November 2021 14:00 - 15:30

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Speakers

  • Tiemo Wölken MEP, EIF Member
  • Marco Pancini Government Affairs and Public Policy Director for Europe YouTube
  • Lisa Ginsborg Acting Secretary General European Digital Media Observatory
  • Gina Nieri Member of the High-Level Expert Group on fake news Mediaset
  • Carlos Hernández-Echevarría Head of Public Policy & Institutional Development Maldita.es
  • Daniel Braun Deputy Head Cabinet of Vice President Jourova
  • Maria Rosa Gibellini Director General European Internet Forum