COMPACT SOCIAL MEDIA GENDER REPORT & STANDARDISATION

READ FULL SOCIAL MEDIA AND GENDER REPORT HERE Our recently released report on Gender Aspects and Social Media could be analysed in its stadardisational aspect among others. It cites the Recommendation CM/Rec (2007)17 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on gender equality standards and mechanisms further states that gender equality is not a…

REPORT ON NATIONAL COURTS, SOCIAL MEDIA & CONVERGENCE

Our report examines judicial approaches to social media and convergence. It identifies the jurisprudence of supreme, constitutional and appellate courts in a selected set of European Union (EU) countries. Our findings show that the judicial treatment of social media cases heavily draws on the existing ‘generic’ legal framework. Many of the rules that currently apply…

Report on current social media policies and regulatory frameworks

Our report on current policies and regulatory frameworks for social media and content convergence: information disorder, human rights and regulatory implications, provides a comprehensive insight into regulatory and governance initiatives addressing the human rights concerns related to information disorder in social media and a better understanding of the regulatory and governance implications, including their potential…

REPORT ON MEDIA REGULATORS & CONVERGENCE

For the last couple of years, social media platforms have been facing serious issues related to the propagation of fake news, broadly understood disinformation and manipulation of audiences. Moreover, general advertising, online political campaigns and freedom of speech online policies have been a subject of strong debate. Despite significant efforts made by platforms and policymakers…

REPORT: CONVERGENCE & SOCIAL MEDIA – A Compendium on R&D Programmes, Activities and Issues

We present our compendium on R&D Programmes, Activities and Issues in the area of technological convergence related to AR, VR, MR, Social Media Influencers, Bots, Deep Fakes. Our report presents a comprehensive overview of the situation and feedback from National Authorities on the discussed topics. READ FULL REPORT HERE

REPORT: FUTURE RESEARCH ON CONVERGENCE AND SOCIAL MEDIA REGULATION

In the last five years many academics, CEOs´ social media platforms and politicians in the EU have increasingly accepted both the urgency and the necessity of social media regulation. A large combination of the public-journalistic-academic opinions presented in the media started voicing suggestions on how to regulate social media in EU countries and a few…

REPORT: RESEARCH ON CONVERGENCE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

The COMPACT project aims at enhancing awareness about the latest scientific discoveries – state of the art research on social media and convergence – among key stakeholders in the context of social media and convergence. For this purpose, we analysed over 1,200 mostly academic articles dealing with convergence and social media, published in more than…

Fundamental Rights in National Social Media Jurisprudence: A Study of Higher and Appellate Courts

E. Psychogiopoulou and F. Casarosa, ‘Fundamental Rights in National Social Media Jurisprudence: A Study of Higher and Appellate Courts’, [2020] European Human Rights Law Review, issue 2, p. 164-175 Abstract This article examines national court decisions on social media in a selected set of EU Member States, aiming to identify and analyze their fundamental rights…

RESEARCH FINDINGS AND POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ORGANISATIONS AND INITIATIVES TACKLING FAKE NEWS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This research and policy paper summarises the key findings and recommendations from up-to-date performance analyses of European organisations and initiatives fighting fake news. These findings and recommendations represent the direct outcome of the piloting of an entirely novel methodology for defining key indicators for performance evaluation of fact-checking organisations in a number of…

VR and Social Media for Online Training: Medical Realities – Basic Life Support during Covid-19

Educational video for Medical Realities on Basic Life Support During Covid – 19 for training medical staff. The project was created during lockdown in UK using entirely online network methodology for media production. Students from Escape studios volunteered to contribute to the production aiding NHS by working from home computers and using online tools for…

Practice based research projects on Social Media and Injustice – “Wild Wild Web”

Mediaframe Studios presents: Episode 2: “Wild Wild Web” by Isaac Linkens Information disorder is a term that is increasingly being used as an umbrella for the concepts of disinformation, misinformation and malinformation. It proliferated as a novel and useful term to describe the unwanted state of information pollution online, which has sparked an intensive academic…

Practice based research projects on Social Media and Injustice – “Gender and Hate speech”

Mediaframe studios presents: “Bittersweet” by Shazell Vassal Hall We start from the basic premise that gender equality comprises an important aspect of the general issue of equality in society perceived as social involvement, use of and benefiting from all social opportunities on an equal footing by everyone. It is a fundamental human rights’ principle and…

Comparatively, Germans, women and elederly value privacy more on platforms

Germans place the highest value on privacy compared to the U.S. and Latin American countries.  Across countries, people place the highest value on keeping financial and biometric information private —balance and fingerprint data in particular.   Germany’s status as the country with highest value for privacy is driven largely by extremely strong preferences for keeping…

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…

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…