Regulating Disinformation: Legal struggles and risks of privatization
Intermediary platforms, such as social media, play a crucial role in the spreading of disinformation. It is in their commercial interest to keep users on their platforms for as long as possible, rather than provide them with diverse and responsibly (academically or journalistically) sourced content. Can we leave the balancing of our fundamental rights in the hands of big tech, or does that lead to the privatization of human rights adjudication? Can technology maybe help? Does freedom of expression restrict all legal regulation of disinformation? These are questions that will be discussed in the panel.