Digital Transformation of Decision-Making

A research initiative of the Amsterdam Law School

Month: June 2021

Workshop: “An Endless Odyssey? Content moderation without general content monitoring” (DSA Observatory)

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In this workshop held on 30 June 2021 – organized by Ilaria Buri and our other partners at the Amsterdam Law School’s DSA Observatory – we discussed content moderation practices in the light of the prohibition of general monitoring obligations with three top experts in the field: Prof. Pam Samuelson (Berkeley Center for Law & Technology), Dr. David Erdos (University of Cambridge), and Prof. Christophe Geiger (University of Strasbourg).
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Event: DSA & Community Content Moderation

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On 22 June 2021, Joris van Hoboken spoke at an online event “Community Content Moderation and the DSA” that focused on three online community platforms: Wikimedia, Reddit and VerticalScope. The speakers discussed how online communities can thrive despite the challenges posed by toxic information and how this fits the DSA proposal.
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Panel: RightsCon 2021 “Out of “site,” out of mind? How platform regulation can better protect the human rights of non-users”

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At RightsCon 2021, PhD researcher, Naomi Appelman spoke on a panel titled “”Out of “site,” out of mind? How platform regulation can better protect the human rights of non-users”.
Much attention has been paid to the impacts of content moderation on the human rights of social media users. These impacts have been widely studied, and many regulatory efforts have sought to promote and protect user rights. But what about the rights of non-users? Harmful expression on platforms – such as hate speech, inc…

Roundtable: Researching Adult Content Creators on Digital Platforms

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On 8 June 2021, Jill Toh and Jef Ausloos took part in a roundtable discussion on “Researching Adult Content Creators on Digital Platforms” hosted by Catalina Goanta (Maastricht University) and Leto Peel (Maastricht University). The roundtable discussed two examples, Pornhub and OnlyFans, and the ethical and legal questions about data rights, contracts, privacy and consumer protection.

Regulating Disinformation in Europe: Implications for Speech and Privacy

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DTDM researchers Joris van Hoboken and Ronan Fahy had an article published in the latest volume of the UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law . The article is entitled “Regulating Disinformation in Europe: Implications for Speech and Privacy ”, and examines the ongoing dynamics in the regulation of disinformation in Europe, focusing on the intersection between the right to freedom of expression and the right to privacy. An earlier draft of the article was presented at th…