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Transatlantic Group Urges Transparency and Accountability for Digital Platforms | Annenberg School for Communication

By Transatlantic Working Group
June 16, 2020

In a report released today, the Transatlantic High Level Working Group on Content Moderation Online and Freedom of Expression urges adoption of a flexible regulatory framework to curb online hate speech, violent extremism, and viral deception. The group calls for greater transparency and accountability from digital platforms, as well as a redress system for promptly dealing with user complaints.

The report, “Freedom and Accountability: A Transatlantic Framework for Moderating Speech Online,” is the culmination of a yearlong investigation by members with diverse perspectives, including legislators, government officials, tech executives, civil society leaders, and academics from North America and Europe. The Transatlantic Working Group (TWG) is co-chaired by Susan Ness, a former U.S. Federal Communications Commission member, and Marietje Schaake, international policy director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center and a former member of the European Parliament (Netherlands).

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