Internet Society (ISOC) Others published: 3 months ago 0

The European Union published in June of this year a new version of its Code of Conduct meant to eliminate (or at least reduce) the diffusion of "Disinformation" (see definition below) via the Internet, see: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_22_3664 More details are found here: https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/policies/code-practice-disinformation Best, Richard #InternetGovernance and #DigitalRights

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Internet Society (ISOC) Others published: 3 months ago 0

https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/library/2022-strengthened-code-practice-disinformation The Code (available at the link above) considers "Disinformation" to include misinformation, disinformation, information influence operations, and foreign interference in the information space. Each of those terms is defined as follows: Misinformation is false or misleading content shared without harmful intent though the effects can be still harmful, e.g. when people share false information with friends and family in good faith. Disinformation is false or misleading content that is spread with an intention to deceive or secure economic or political gain and which may cause public harm. Information influence operation refers to coordinated efforts by either domestic or foreign actors to influence a target audience using a range of deceptive means, including suppressing independent information sources in combination with disinformation. Foreign interference in the information space often carried out as part of a broader hybrid operation, can be understood as coercive and deceptive efforts to disrupt the free formation and expression of individuals’ political will by a foreign state actor or its agents. Best, Richard #InternetGovernance and #DigitalRights

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Internet Society (ISOC) Others published: 3 months ago 0

While the EU Code is at present voluntary, it may become less (quote) voluntary (unquote) under a proposed new EU regulation whose intent is to protect media pluralism and independence, because there would be an oversight Board that would, among other things, monitor platforms compliance with self-regulatory initiatives, such as the Code mentioned below. See: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_22_5504 Best, Richard #InternetGovernance and #DigitalRights

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Internet Society (ISOC) Others published: 2 months ago 0

The Internet Safety SIG plans to launch a national survey in South Africa to assess the extent of the threats affecting internet users. Can you help us with the questionnaire? If you have any ideas for questions that could be included, just enter them in this Google doc (in open access): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ep2cwwv9TKgkDiSl1Gjv6JjPdKVVDQ3qYms25psPPzc/edit?usp=sharing Some rules to optimize the operation - do not delete the question written by another person; - if you want to add a detail or specify a point on a question suggested by another person, write it in brackets and in italics; - the questions can be of any kind. The Google doc will stay open until the 15th of October 2022. Thanks in advance for your contribution. #InternetUserThreats

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KYR Legal Others published: a month ago 0

For those who missed out on this presentation on Internet Governance & Digital Rights, you can find it here: https://bit.ly/3fcF61q Let me know if you need any more information or have questions about protecting yourself and others in cyberspace. #DigitalPolicy #Internet Governance # Digital Rights #HumanRights

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