we didn't wait long until - after the feedback sought on the
Preliminary Impact Assessment - the European Commission wants to
learn more about how to improve the efforts in fighting illegal
content online. The consultation is open until June 25th
and it has a form of a concise questionnaire.
I will be working on the questionnaire where it requires a
narrative (short answers) after May 15th and make the responses
available on meta. The questionnaire is partially the same for
everyone and partially customized according to the capacity in
which you answer (as an individual, a digital rights organization,
an online hosting service provider, etc.).
Since the way we will in future implement and encounter illegal
content moderation - whether as a notice and takedown or automated
detection/filtering - is very important for the whole community, I
encourage you to consider sending a separate response, in
whichever capacity you feel it makes sense for you. It is clear
that the questions steer us into the model that has been presented
in both the Communication and the Recommendation for Tackling
Illegal Content Online, and these solutions are not all great. It
is important that we show that we care about this topic.
I am happy to receive any feedback from you on both the general level as well as on detailed questions. If needed, I will help and share the approach we will have in Brussels on this in greater detail.
Have a good week!
-- Anna Mazgal EU Policy Advisor Wikimedia firstname.lastname@example.org @a2na mobile: +32 487 222 945 51 Rue du Trône BE-1050 Brussels