German MPs, Daily Mail, Guardian address peers on freedom of expression online
The Communications and Digital Committee continues taking evidence as part of its inquiry into freedom of expression online, hearing from members of Germany’s Bundestag to discuss their country’s laws (NetzDG) designed to reduce the availability of illegal online content. Executives and lawyers from the publishers of the Daily Mail and The Guardian also appear to discuss media freedom.
Likely questions and topics of discussion with MP Müller and MP Künast include:
- Does NetzDG’s systemic view of social media companies’ compliance rather than examining individual cases give those companies too much power?
- Are fines enough to change social media companies’ behaviour?
- How well does the EU’s proposed Digital Services Act protect freedom of expression?
Likely questions and topics of discussion with the Daily Mail and The Guardian include:
- What is your view on developments in Australia regarding mandatory bargaining for platforms and news publishers?
- Has the Government moved swiftly enough to set up the Digital Markets Unit?
- What measures should the Digital Markets Unit take to increase competition in the social media, search, and online advertising markets?