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Platforms and Big Tech Tracker

A new tracker monitoring the increasing regulatory attention faced by Big Tech companies and platforms

 

In March 2018 we launched our 'Platforms and Big Tech Tracker', a new product which tracks the increasing regulatory attention big tech companies and platforms are receiving from policymakers and their response. In particular it compares measures regulators are considering, or have put in place, to tackle the dissemination of misinformation and hate speech online. It comes at a time when legislators are prioritising efforts to reduce foreign influence on politics and elections. It also details the proactive measures tech companies themselves are taking in order to prevent regulatory or legislative intervention in this area, and also with regard to internet/social media addiction. 

 
 
 

DETAIL

The tracker format allows for a simple comparison of positions, country-by-country and company-by-company, with full referencing and URLs back to the original source. It is published online (PDF download available), and updated frequently as a result of our ongoing monitoring of this topic. It includes detail on the following:


 
 

Company level

  • Initiatives to tackle bots/fake accounts
  • Measures to tackle extremism and hate speech
  • Tools to combat the spread of misinformation
  • Compliance with political advertising regulations
  • Measures to reduce and tackle internet/social media addiction
  • Initiatives announced on Safer Internet Day
  • Investment commitments to tackle the above problems
 
 

 
 

Country level

  • Summary of hearings carried out by legislators/regulators
  • Regulatory decisions around fake news
  • Legislation around fake news and hate speech online
  • Companies to which rules apply
  • Obligations in place for regulated companies around fake news
  • Penalties applicable
  • Initiatives to measure the impact of social media and screen addiction
 
 

COUNTRIES AND COMPANIES COVERED

 

Countries

EU-level

France

Germany

Italy

Spain

UK

US


Companies


SAMPLE

 
 

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