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The German cabinet on April 5 approved a “Draft Law to Improve Law Enforcement in Social Networks” (Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz), ostensibly aimed at combatting disinformation and hate speech, that raises concerns about restrictions on free expression and the privatization of censorship. The law would compel social media companies to remove content or risk fines as high as… » read more

  Posted by Committee to Protect Journalists

Guest blog post by Luca Visentini, ETUC General Secretary. I am not looking forward to next Wednesday, when the British Prime Minister will send her Article 50 letter announcing the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. I respect the decision taken by a majority of British voters last June, but it is still going… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Jean-Marc Leclerc, Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive at IBM IBM, in its long history, has witnessed a lot of digitalization and defined some of it. When the Digital Single Market strategy was launched in 2015, our experience taught us that that the journey from ambition to reality could be bumpy. Vigorous… » read more

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Authorities decry the proliferation of misinformation and propaganda on the internet, and technology companies are wrestling with various measures to combat fake news. But addressing the problem without infringing on the right to free expression and the free flow of information is extremely thorny, Courtney C. Radsch, CPJ Advocacy Director, explains. A look at abuse… » read more

  Posted by Committee to Protect Journalists

The main source of data for the SSIX project is undoubtedly Twitter. In fact, it is the only platform still providing free and continuous access to live streams of contents, thanks to the official Streaming APIs (for more information, read this article on how to collect data from Twitter). Although all the data retrieved from… » read more

  Posted by Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

by Catherine Warin Blog droit européen just launched its “Note d’actualité” on the law of the Internal Market.   The first Note d’actualité focuses on the free movement of EU citizens. In 2016 the EU citizenship, which Judge Marc Jaeger has aptly characterised as “citoyenneté de mouvement”[1] (movement citizenship), has further developed its effects beyond… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

In the recent blog post “Employing Social Sentiment Data for Investment and Trading: An Introduction (Part 1)”, we’ve explained that paying attention to the sentiment in social networks can be of great value for traders and investors. Let’s now turn our attention towards those people who observe the world of finance and report about it:… » read more

  Posted by Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

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