EU competences regarding disinformation: Should we empower the EU to do more?

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic


I was invited to give a presentation at the Fifth Annual NNHRR Conference, during the panel 'Information in Crisis Parallel Session'.

Presentation abstract: In the global information order, it is necessary to do something about online disinformation. On an EU level, legal action against disinformation is constrained by limited competencies of the EU in fields such as media, education, criminal law, and national security. However, these competencies are not fixed. As there is currently momentum for treaty change, we can consider changing the Treaties to expand competencies to enable the EU to take legal action against disinformation and thereby combat information wars.
Period23 Jun 2022
Event titleFifth Annual NNHRR Conference: Human Rights in (Times of) Crisis
Event typeConference
LocationLeiden, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational