[Briefing #85] Content policy & policing | Crypto in danger

31 May 2022 14:00h - 15:00h

While Elon Musk continued mulling over his Twitter acquisition, online platforms struggled to contain Buffalo shooting content and content policy was once again a top issue. Sharing the headlines this month is crypto suffering a major crash.

Join us on Tuesday, 31st May at 12:00-13:00 UTC (14:00-15:00 CEST), as we discuss more about content policy and policing, and crypto:

  • EU Digital Services Act (DSA)
    The DSA aims to modernise the EU’s directive on e-commerce and the regulation of access to illegal content of products. What will this mean for end users, big tech, and everyone in between?
  • Online platforms struggle to contain Buffalo shooting content
    Following the Christchurch shooting in 2019, there have been efforts to stop the spread of terrorist and violent extremist content online. Yet content from the Buffalo shooting spread like wildfire from platform to platform, and some platforms took hours to actually bring it down. Are online platforms doing enough, or does the solution lie elsewhere?
  • Elon Musk and the spambot controversy
    Musk had promised to buy Twitter for $44 billion, but has now raised issues on the number of spambots on the platform. What does this mean for this acquisition, and how does this all add up in the context of content policy?
  • Crypto in danger
    This month billions of dollars were lost in the crash of cryptocurrency prices. Will crypto bounce back? What are the digital policy lessons we can learn from this?

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