Webinar (6 December) Automated Content Moderation: Copyright and Controversial Content

Date: 6 Dec 2021

Time: 10AM-11:30AM CET

Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrduqpqTsvGNb49iXQLXZRzeWvgR9yVy0p


This webinar will address the current status and future avenues in automated content moderation with a focus on copyright, and its implications for cultural diversity and access.  

The way platforms moderate has received increasing scrutiny and public attention over in recent years and months. With a view to copyright, the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (CDSM) has raised severe concerns that the included liability rules drive platforms to employ automated filtering and moderation systems much more broadly than before. This might, in turn, result in the ‘overblocking’ of non-infringing content and structurally reduce diversity and access to culture on online platforms.  

With the CDSM now being implemented in national law, this webinar follows up on the webinar previous one on the Regulatory Landscape for Copyright Content Moderation. It and takes stock of current developments and discusses potential implications for diversity and access to culture.  

In particular, the webinar will provide attendants participants with an overview, update, and critical discussion of the following key topics: 

  • Overview of the platforms’ deployment of automated content moderation systems with a focus on copyright;  
  • Learnings from the implications of automated content moderation systems for copyright and other forms of contested content such as hate speech; 
  • Discussion of implications for diversity and access to culture; 
  • Options and challenges in researching automated content moderation and its implications; 
  • Potential avenues for (automated) content moderation in the context of current EU regulation and its implications for diversity and access to culture. 

Target Audience

  • Scholars in the field of social media and platform governance research
  • Policy makers and journalists working on digital policy
  • Company representatives in policy and technology departments


Christian Katzenbach, Professor of Media and Communication, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), University of Bremen

João Vieira Magalhães, Assistant Professor in Media, Politics and Democracy, University of Groningen

Paloma Viejo Otero, Postdoctoral Researcher, Dublin City University,

Julia Reda, GFF / Society for Civil Rights,

Ariadna Matamoros Fernandez, Senior lecturer in Digital Media, Queensland University of Technology,


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