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Research Workshop on the Legal Responses to the Disinformation Crisis

Tuesday 3 May 2022 - Wednesday 4 May 2022
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden
Facultyroom (faculty of Law)

Disinformation is a threat to democracy, society, the economy, and individuals. Disinformation jeopardizes public confidence in the media and endangers press freedom and freedom of expression.

eLaw has partnered with seven European universities in a project funded by the Erasmus+ program to provide visibility and combat the phenomenon of false news, contributing to the creation of a postgraduate program that will focus on areas where this topic has become relevant on a European level.

To contribute to the dissemination of this new European programme, over the next few months, workshops have been organized in which our European partners present the themes that will be studied in the various modules of this online course.

A workshop will take place on the 3rd and 4th of May in Leiden and via Online facilities and will focus on the legal response from the EU to the disinformation crisis, especially in the digital context, and to what extent these responses are a guarantee of the independence and impartiality of the media and promote the health of the information ecosystem.

The scheduled speakers are as follows:

Tuesday 3rd May

  • 9:30-10:00 – Welcome and Introductory Remarks (Dr Mark Leiser, Leiden University)
  • 10:00-11:00 – Anna Smulders (PhD Candidate, Leiden University)

The Concept and Context of Disinformation in International Law

  • 11:30-13:00 – Dr MacKenzie Common (Senior Policy Officer at the Oversight Board in the Research and Policy Team):

Meta and the Oversight Board’s role in Content Removal

  • 13:00-14:00 – Lunch Break
  • 14:00-15:30 – Dr Arianna Andreangeli (Senior Lecturer in Comeptition Law, Edinburgh Uni)

Digital Markets Act and Disinformation

  • 16:00-17:00 – Dr Mark Leiser (Asst. Professor, Leiden University)

The Regulatory Horizon: The Discourse regarding Disinformation Regulation

Wednesday 4th May

  • 9:30-11:00 – Dr Felipe Romero Moreno (University of Hertfordshire)

The EU’s Digital Services Act: making filtering rules compatible with data protection and the prohibition of general monitoring obligations  

  • 11:00:12:30 – Michael Klos (PhD Candidate, Leiden University)

(Mis)regulating disinformation?

  • 12:30-14:00 – Lunch & Networking
  • 14:00-15:30 – Lexo Zardiashvilli (PhD Candidate, Leiden University)

    Behavioural Advertising and Human Dignity

  • 15:30-17:00 – Menno Cox (Euro Commission)

 Digital Services Act & Digital Markets Act

Please register your intention to attend this fantastic research workshop by the Erasmus Research program by clicking here.                         


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