Materials of symposium “Technology and regulation in a convergent environment. The role of social media and its implications”, Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia Symposium 2019 “Technology and regulation in a convergent environment. The role of social media and its implications” was held on 11th-12th November 2019 at Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria. Agenda of the event. Please find below the discussion materials: EuroDIG 2019: Highlights of messages IGF 2018 Key Messages: Media&Content IGF 2018 KEY MESSAGES: DIGITAL…

Social Media topics overview

The materials cover the following topics: Digital identity and why to regulate What are bots and are they dangerous to democracy? Current challenges for bot-related policy. Regulatory challenges of immersive technologies. Where is the harm in microtargeting and how does it impact democracy? What are social media influencers (influencer marketing) and why / how should they be…

Standardization and coordination (the case of BG)

Standardization and coordination (the case of BG)

Dr. Bissera Zankova, Media 21 Foundation 1. General observations The primary objective of standardisation is to define voluntary, technical or quality specifications with which current or future products, production processes or services may comply (REGULATION (EU) No 1025/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on European Standardisation). Standardization is…

Research Agendas and Roadmaps on Social Media and Convergence in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia

Research Agendas and Roadmaps on Social Media and Convergence in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia

Andrej Školkay, Gergö Hajzer, Juraj Filin, Tomasz Anusziewicz, Ľubica Adamcová, Veronika Vighová, Igor Daniš The purpose of this study is meta-research on academic research on social media and convergence in four Central-Eastern European countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Sometimes, these countries are referred to as Visegrad Four or V-4. The selection of these…

Minutes from Adria Information Disorder AI Tools 2018 Workshop

Minutes from Adria Information Disorder AI Tools 2018 Workshop

Minutes from Adria Information Disorder AI Tools 2018 Workshop, held on June 29-30, 2018, in Koper, Slovenia. Andrej Školkay opened the meeting, welcoming and introducing the others physically present – John Boyd, Bence Ságvári and Francesco Adolfo Danza, (later arrived Peter Matzneller and Michal Hradický) and those online (Juraj Filin, Nikolau Stefanos, Bernie Bencoe, Boris…

Council of Europe: Analytical Overview of Official Documents on the Internet and Social Media

Council of Europe: Analytical Overview of Official Documents on the Internet and Social Media

The Council of Europe activities comprise a part of the WP1 study “Research agendas and roadmaps” and Media 21 Foundation (M21) was entitled to provide information about the output of the organization’s bodies for the period 2013 – up to 2018. The M21 was also asked to make conclusions how and to what extent the adopted recommendations, resolutions and decisions impact social media in a convergent era.

Czech police gained data from Facebook in illegal way and issued fine based on wrong interpretation of the law

Czech police gained data from Facebook in illegal way and issued fine based on wrong interpretation of the law

The Czech Constitutional Court accepted constitutional complaint that both the Police and County Court broke constitutional rights with respect to issuing fine 380 EUR for private libel communication by an individual via Facebook in communication between two persons. The Czech Constitutional Court (III.ÚS 3844/13 ) acknowledged that the Police obtained data from Facebook account in…