Europe is about to overhaul its 20-year-old eCommerce Directive and it is a once-in-a-decade chance to correct the power imbalance between platforms and users. As part of this update the Digital Services Act must address political microtargeting (PMT).
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This week Russia has stepped up its war on anonymity, while in the EU, more and more countries are opting for mandatory registration of pre-paid SIM cards and it seems only a matter of time before EU-level laws are proposed.
Facebook’s ham-fisted attempts to address the most pressing concerns around disinformation have fallen flat. Its transparency rules forcing political advertisers in the UK to publicly declare when they had paid for an advert are a fiasco!
Fake news is a cultural problem, it needs a cultural solution — over-reliance on technical solutions is a short term fix that could actually make matters a lot worse.
MEP Axel Voss is charged with making the EU’s copyright laws fit for the Internet Age, yet in a staggering disregard for advice from all quarters, he decided to include a obligation on websites to automatically filter content.
The vote had barely been taken before the self congratulations started. But while buyers will be able to shop online for physical goods in the EU without being blocked or automatically re-routed, there’s just one small problem…