Online political advertising and disinformation – gathering evidence, shaping regulation – BigStage 2020

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BigStage 2020 overview

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Working title: What are the next steps for regulating targeted political advertising online?

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Presenter/Key participants:

  • Maria Donde (interviewer)
    Maria works for the UK Office of Communications (Ofcom) as the Head of its International Content Policy, covering media, content and broadcasting issues. She leads on Ofcom’s engagement with other European media regulators, most particularly through the European Platform for Regulatory Authorities (EPRA, where is currently a Vice-Chair) as well as international bodies, and represents Ofcom on the full range of media policy questions, in particular media plurality and media literacy.
  • Dr. Meike Isenberg (main speaker)
    Meike works for the Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia, which is responsible for the protection of human dignity, minors, media users and private media plurality. In the Media Policy and Media Economics Group, she heads the research activities and deals mainly with questions of disinformation, online political advertising, hate speech and international law enforcement. Recently she had the overall coordination of the German contribution to the monitoring the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) has carried out to assist the European Commission in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the Code of Practice on Disinformation, signed by the major online platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter.