Media Europe Podcasts: What’s in the final agreement on the DSA? 23 May 22 Laura Sboarina

A few days before Elon Musk announced he would reduce content moderation on Twitter (if he purchases the social media), the EU Parliament and Council of ministers reached an informal agreement on the new EU-wide legislation to regulate online platforms (the Digital Services Act, DSA).

The DSA will require online platforms (such as social media, marketplaces and app stores) to take responsibility over the safety of content and products made available to their EU users while at the same time also protecting active users against arbitrary moderation of their uploads by platforms.

This episode covers the final agreement which will be formally approved and published in the coming weeks.

The podcast addresses questions such as:

  • What are the main changes brought by co-legislators to the initial text proposed by the European Commission at the end of 2020?
  • How did the revelations by Facebook whistleblower or disinformation on the Ukraine war shape the negotiations?
  • With the Commission in the driving seat, do we expect an effective enforcement of new rules for the big players?
  • Who will enforce rules for video-sharing platforms, which are also covered by the Audiovisual Media Services Directive?
  • Will content curated by media outlet have a special treatment?
  • Will the upcoming UK law on online safety replace the DSA in setting the global benchmark on platform regulation?

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