Dear friend of the European Parliamentary Association,
We are delighted to invite you to “Free speech in an era of disinformation. How should Europe regulate social media?”, a videoconference that will take place on Thursday 11 February, from 7 to 7:30 pm, on Zoom.
To participate, you just have to click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87149130787
The recent ban of Donald Trump from basically every social media platform has reignited the debate about who decides who else gets to have free speech. This happens while the UE is preparing a wide-ranging revision of internet rules.
What does the Trump’s social media ban tell us about the power of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other platforms? How can the EU address conspiratorial, fake and violent content online, without disproportionate restrictions on the freedom of expression? What role is the new Digital Services Act expected to play in this dynamic? Should Facebook, Twitter and other social media be treated as publishers rather than tech firms and, in this way, be more accountable for the content available on their platforms?
We will try to answer these questions with:
- Patrick Breyer, Member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party (Greens/EFA group). He works on issues linked to privacy, the free Internet and, more in detail, the Digital Service Act, i.e. the biggest EU revision of internet rules in 20 years;
- Judit Bayer, Professor of Media Law and International Law at the Budapest Business School, University of Applied Sciences. She has authored several books and articles about freedom of expression on the internet, the liability of internet service providers, public service broadcasting and human rights.
We remain at your disposal for every additional information and hope to see you there.
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