Shaping Our Digital Public Spaces —And Why Democracy Depends On It

4 Jul 2022


The impact of Big Tech on democracy has never been more apparent and regulators are starting to take heed. In the last few months, the European Union passed two of the most significant pieces of legislation aiming to regulate Big Tech companies and their impact on polarization. On the heels of these policy advances, Ashoka social entrepreneur Anna-Lena von Hodenberg — founder of HateAid — had a precedent-setting win of her own: a German court ruled that Facebook (now known as Meta) is accountable for removing “identical and core similar” illegal hate speech from their platform once detected. To find out more, Julia Kloiber of SuperrrLab spoke with Anna-Lena about the future of tech policy in Europe and what it could mean for democracy.

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