Corrupt politicians and powerful businesses use legal bullying to silence critical voices. This practice is a threat to European values and to the rule of law. We shared a proposal with the Commission on how to protect journalists and NGOs from SLAPPs.
European Union legislators are in the final stage of discussing the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online. Get engaged - send our message to EU legislators.
Upload filters. Do they ring a bell? Do you remember the debate about the Copyright Directive, which was partly about mandatory upload filters to protect rightholders' creative works? Now they are back.
An Estonian university student created a petition calling for the host to be fired for hateful language towards minorities, with the host responding by suing for defamation.
Hungarian police detained two people for posting their views on Facebook after Viktor Orbán's government passed a law restricting the rules on spreading fake news, claiming it was necessary to protect against the pandemic.
Online platforms rank and moderate content without letting us know how and why they do it. There is a pressing need for transparency of the practices and policies of these online platforms.
The European Commission has consented to Liberties’ request for greater transparency and agreed to share the draft guidelines on the implementation of the Copyright Directive with members of the stakeholder dialogue.
While automation is necessary for handling a vast amount of content shared by users, it makes mistakes that can be far-reaching for your rights and the well-being of society.
The European Commission organized Stakeholder dialogues to discuss best practices for cooperation between online platforms and copyright holders. Liberties was invited to present on the human rights angle.
The attempt to dissolve Bulgaria’s largest human rights organization is the latest attack against civil society – and European values – by an EU government.