The European Commission is asking for your input on how to make transparency reporting under the Digital Services Act (DSA) work better. This consultation, open until January 24, 2024, aims to improve the quality and standardization of reports from online platforms and search engines.
What’s at stake:
- The DSA requires platforms to report on content moderation efforts, including human and automated systems, removed content, and government requests.
- This transparency is crucial for tackling misinformation and protecting users.
- The consultation seeks feedback on the format, content, and frequency of these reports to ensure they are meaningful and useful.
Why it matters:
- The DSA is a complex and controversial law with significant implications for platforms, regulators, and civil society.
- Effective transparency reporting is key to ensuring the law’s success and preventing harm to users.
- Public input can help shape a regulation that is effective, fair, and responsive to the needs of all stakeholders.
Who can participate?
- Providers of intermediary services (platforms, search engines)
- Civil society organizations
- Any other interested party
How to get involved:
- Visit the European Commission website to learn more and submit your feedback.
- Share your thoughts on social media using #DSAtransparency.
By working together, we can make the DSA a powerful tool for protecting online users and promoting a safer, more transparent digital space.
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