PL 07 2019

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Consolidated programme 2019 overview

Title: Tackling online harms – a regulation minefield? Present and future.

Proposals assigned to this session: ID 37, 52, 55, 73, 85, 91, 124, 125, 136, 138, 146, 151, 173, 178, 180, 183, 184, 203 – list of all proposals as pdf

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Session teaser

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Over the last two years, many governing bodies have been seeking to compete on who is putting social media in order, leading to many proposals for regulation. For government, it’s a real minefield, a situation containing a lot of hidden problems and dangers, in which they need to navigate the different harms yet at the same time avoid harming the internet itself. With some countries starting to develop regulations, and the private sector publicly engaging on regulatory issues, we have to ensure that we follow these developments and consider the pros and cons when looking at the future.

Session description

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Further reading

Yrjo Lansipuro

Michael Oghia

Nadia Tjahja

Anelia Dimova & Bissera Zankova

  • Social Media and Convergence | COMPACT EC Horizon 2020 project website. Interesting headlines: Research findings and Policy recommendations for organisations and initiatives tackling fake news: False news stories are 70% more likely to be retweeted on Twitter than true ones; Wisdom of the Crowd: Multistakeholder perspective on the fake news debate; Minutes from Adria Information Disorder AI Tools 2018 Workshop; Challenges and dilemmas for national regulatory authorities in the age of convergence with respect to hate speech and the link to the Council of Europe conference in Zagreb


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Focal Points

  • Nadia Tjahja, Youth Coalition on Internet Governance, Steering Committee Member (WEOG) | CEO & Co-Founder Sunium
  • Michael Oghia, Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)

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  • Dr. Bissera Zankova, Media 21 Foundation, Bulgaria
  • Anelia Dimova, Information Society Policy Expert, MTITC, Bulgaria
  • Liu Yong
  • Elena Perotti, Executive Director of Media Policy and Public Affairs, WAN-IFRA
  • Matthias Kettemann, Senior postdoc and head of research for rules in digital communicative spaces at @BredowInstitut
  • Narine Khachatryan, STEM Society
  • Virginija Balciunaite, Communications and Public Relations, Sunium
  • Annie Ferguson, Head of the EU & International Online Policy Team, UK Government
  • Ruth Cookman, EU & International Online Policy Team, UK Government
  • Giacomo Mazzone, EBU-UER European Broadcasting Union
  • Kristina Olausson, ETNO - European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association
  • Daniëlle Flonk, Hertie School of Governance
  • Fredrik Dieterle, LightNet Foundation, Sweden
  • Annika Linck, European DIGITAL SME Alliance
  • Paul Franklin
  • Richard Wingfield
  • Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
  • Dan Wilson, Online Harms, UK Government

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  • Cedric Amon, Geneva Internet Platform

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Preliminary Timeframe & Agenda outline

  • Meeting 1 (March): Introductions - Meeting the organising team, explaining the preparation methods, and launching a list of speaker proposals
  • Meeting 2 (March): Generating variables - Each org team member can add to the digital wall contributions that are important to them in terms of "tackling online harms"
  • Meeting 3 (April): Connecting the system - The variables from the digital wall are clustered and mapped visually, drawing interconnecting lines of positive and negative feedback
  • Meeting 4 (April): Programme - Based on the results submitted by the org team members, the title of the session is confirmed and speakers are selected to address the levers of change
  • Meeting 5 (May): Speaker Preparations - Key participants are invited and briefed on the focus of the sessions and are asked to give a preliminary overview of their contributions
  • Meeting 6 (June, EuroDIG): Speaker preparations - Meeting with key participants and moderators


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