Platforms and the digitisation of expression and surveillance

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific


In Europe today, digital platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, provide essential means for millions of people to express themselves, engage in public debate and organise politically. However, European governments are leveraging the power of platforms to impose new forms of restrictions on free expression, and engage in surveillance of individuals and online activism. This has profound implications for the rights to freedom of expression, privacy, and data protection. In this webinar, the speakers will discuss these issues, including government surveillance and access to user data from digital platforms; freedom of expression in the era of online gatekeeping by platforms; and how to go about democratising online content moderation.
Period12 May 2021
Held atUniversity of Amsterdam, Netherlands