Thu, 2 Sep 2021 18:13:42 +0200
Open Letter: Use the DSA to Stop Platforms from Suppressing Public Interest
we write to you in the middle of the ongoing legislative procedure on the Digital Services Act
(DSA). In the name
of 6.126 citizens and researchers and 35 civil society and scientific organizations
, we want to draw your attention to the recent
alarming examples of platforms oppressing public interest research about how they influence public debate.
With the DSA, you have the opportunity to grant researchers, journalists, and civil society organizations reliable access to
platform data. The signatories of the attached letter ask you to use this opportunity.
Please find our detailed demands
as well as the full list of signatories attached.
The letter has been addressed to Members of
the European Parliament and to representatives of EU Member States involved in the legislative procedure on the DSA.
In case of any questions or feedback, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthias SpielkampCo-Founder and Executive Director, AlgorithmWatch
AlgorithmWatch is a non-profit research and advocacy organization committed to evaluating and shedding light on algorithmic
decision-making processes that have a social relevance. We are a member of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence
(GPAI) and a registered observer of the Council of Europe’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI).
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