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March 8, 2019  |  Updated July 16, 2019

#DisinfoWeek – To Regulate or Not to Regulate

By DisinfoPortal Editor

Since allegations emerged that malicious state and non-state actors, and Russia in particular, had used social media platforms to influence US and European elections, governments have been slow to respond. Now, after more than two years, the platforms’ efforts at self-regulation have proven insufficient in tackling the problem. Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein Fellow for Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution; Damian Collins, Member of Parliament, UK House of Commons; Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, Representative and Director for European Affairs, Center for Democracy and Technology; and Nicholas Vinocur, Technology Editor, POLITICO ask ” Is it time for governments to step in and regulate platforms?”