The carve-out for media from for media in the proposed European Media Freedom Act will seriously impede efforts to combat hate speech and disinformation, exposing European democracies to interference from both foreign and domestic malicious actors.
We're people (not users) uniting to challenge big tech abuse.
The Big Tech monopolies have conned us into giving “consent” to grow their vast empires of personal data extraction and surveillance. While they make obscene profits from surveilling us, we the people face the devastation of their business model – rising hate, lies, polarisation, and an erosion of our fundamental rights and freedoms. We have to find our way to the original promise of the internet as a force for good – no matter our class, religion, or skin colour. It will take all of us – the People vs Big Tech – to do that. Learn More
BRIEFING: Fixing Recommender Systems: From identification of risk factors to meaningful transparency and mitigation
Very large online platforms are gearing up to present their inaugural risk assessments to the European Commission by the end of August 2023, as mandated by the new Digital Services Act. This is a critical opportunity to ensure that platforms address the harms connected to their recommender systems as a matter of priority.
As the Digital Services Act (DSA) comes into force, 56 civil society organisations urge the European Commission to ensure effective enforcement, outlining pivotal elements for implementation in a year crucial for democracy.