Event // Digital Platform: Digital Services Act (DSA) special
The upcoming Digital Services Act is Europe’s ambitious plan to revise the rules on how online services, such as social media networks, should deal with illegal and “harmful” content that their users are circulating on their network, and how they could be held liable for such content. The reform is expected to tackle important issues including centralised platform monopolies, broken business models based on profiling and tracking, and illegal online content and behaviour. The proposal is therefore considered to be a unique opportunity to start fixing some of the societal problems that big tech is causing today and to shape the central aspects of the internet for the years to come and for Europe to become once more a global standard-setter.
My special “Digital Platform: DSA” series will host renowned international experts. Every event is scheduled for 1,5 hours, during which the speakers will start off with lightning talks and share with us their insights, followed by a moderated exchange and a long Q&A session, as we want to allow for a participative discussion.
There will be three events in this special DIGITAL PLATFORM series:
Transparency of algorithms: Breaking the Black Box // 17 November 2020 - from 6 to 7.30pm
- Joe McNamee, Independent consultant on internet policy issues, member of the CoE Committees on automated data processing and on freedom of expression and digital technologies, @why0hy
- Paddy Leerssen, University of Amsterdam, @PJLeerssen
- Mackenzie Nelson, Algorithm Watch, @kenzie_nelson2
Ad Tech: Out of control // 18 November 2020 - from 6 to 7.30pm
- Johnny Ryan, Irish Council for Civil Liberties / Open Markets Institute, @johnnyryan
- Clare Melford, Global Disinformation Index, @DisinfoIndex
- Linda Worp & Tom van Bentheim, Ster reclame, @sterreclame
Social Media Councils: Power to the people // 19 November 2020 - from 6 to 7.30pm
- Roger McNamee, The Social Dilemma, @Moonalice
- Eileen Culloty, Dublin City University, @CullotyEileen
- Pierre François Docquir, ARTICLE 19, @pfd_FreeMedia