Institut Montaigne contributed to the European Commission public consultation on the Digital Services Act, the European text aiming at making digital intermediaries accountable. This series of articles presents the major issues of platform accountability, drawing on the work carried out by our working groups.
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
Analysis by Arno Amabile, Théophile Lenoir and Basile Thodoroff
At the beginning of June, the European Commission opened a public consultation in order to collect contributions from civil society to the Digital Services Act, the European text aimed at holding digital intermediaries accountable.
Towards Responsible Algorithms?
Anne Bouverot and Thierry Delaporte's Analysis
Too often do these algorithms reveal discriminations already well entrenched in our society. This process can also be useful, as algorithms make it possible to objectify them and assess their extent.
New Forms of Work
Analysis by Charles de Froment
What balance should be struck between the need for social protection for platform workers and their desire for freedom? How can we benefit from the employment generated by the platforms without making jobs more precarious?
Moderating Content and Protecting Minors
Cross-Analysis by Gilles Babinet, Thierry Jadot and Théophile Lenoir
Disinformation, terrorist content, online hate, child pornography, all of these types of content are problematic for adults and minors alike and circulate online. Where should the line be drawn between content moderation and freedom of expression?