On October 25, HCSS hosted a virtual panel discussion on “Advancing Norms to Counter Disinformation: From Formulation to Implementation”, with a video address from Věra Jourová, Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency.
Disinformation continues to dominate the headlines as one of the major political challenges that we face today. To respond to this challenge, norms have been introduced at the intergovernmental level, while social media platforms are being urged to establish standards and take up more responsibility in countering disinformation through the European Democracy Action Plan.
This virtual event convened European stakeholders from government, industry and civil society to launch the new HCSS report on the role of norms to counter disinformation.
We discussed the viability of intergovernmental norm proposals and an industry charter with standards for social media platforms to counter disinformation. We asked how a European coregulation model can advance an industry charter from formulation to implementation. To this end, a European Disinformation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (DISINFO-ISAC) is considered to facilitate treat information sharing and capacity building across social media platforms, with government and civil society involvement.
- Welcome Remarks by Alexander Klimburg, Director Cyber Policy and Resilience program, HCSS
- Video address from Věra Jourová, Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency
Panel discussion with:
- Bart Groothuis, Member of European Parliament
- Nathalie Jaarsma, Ambassador for Cyber Policy and Security Policy of the Netherlands
- Alexander Klimburg, Director Cyber Policy and Resilience program, HCSS
- Līga Rozentāle, Senior Director, European Governmental Affairs, Microsoft
- Trisha Meyer, Professor, Digital Governance and Participation, Brussels School of Governance, VUB
- Moderated by Louk Faesen, Strategic Analyst, Cyber Policy and Resilience program, HCSS.
This event was hosted with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands.