CENS DRUMS WEBINAR SERIES: Social Media and Regulation
WEBINAR 3: Social Media and Regulation
25 March 2022, Friday, 20:00 – 21:30 (Singapore Time)
Social media and technology companies are facing even greater calls for regulation from both governments and the public over the past year. Governments in Europe, the United States and Asia have formulated or in process of tabling legislation which could significantly impact how they operate and alter approaches in tackling disinformation and misinformation.
Daniel Braun is the Deputy Head of Cabinet of Ms Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency. He led the team working on the European Democracy Action Plan and his current portfolio covers the topics of disinformation, human centric and ethical approach to AI, as well as economic and monetary affairs. In continuous effort to tackle racism, xenophobia and illegal hate speech Mr Braun was instrumental in initiating and conducting deliberations of the European Commission and major IT platforms, which resulted in the announcement of the Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech in 2016.
Previously, Mr Braun served as the First Deputy Minister of Regional Development in charge of the EU policy. He led the team preparing the strategy for European Funds in the new 2014-2020 programming period in the Czech Republic. Simultaneously he was the head of the Czech negotiation team with the European Commission. His tenure culminated when the Czech Partnership Agreement was adopted by the European Commission in August 2014. Daniel Braun is a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague and the Central European University in Budapest.
Aribowo Sasmito is one of the original founders of MAFINDO and is currently the organization’s Head of Fact Checker Committee. He leads fact-checking teams and manages MAFINDO’s various media channels. MAFINDO is a non-profit organization combating false information (or hoax as they are commonly called in Indonesia) by training and convening journalists, educating consumers of online media, and by building communities of online fact-checkers.
Jack L. Snyder is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations in the political science department and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University.
His books include Electing to Fight: Why Emerging Democracies Go to War (MIT Press, 2005), co-authored with Edward D. Mansfield; From Voting to Violence: Democratization and Nationalist Conflict (Norton Books, 2000); Myths of Empire: Domestic Politics and International Ambition. (Cornell University Press, 1991); The Ideology of the Offensive: Military Decision Making and the Disasters of 1914 (Cornell 1984); and Civil Wars, Insecurity, and Intervention, co-editor with Barbara Walter (Columbia University Press, 1999). His commentaries on current public issues such as the promotion of democracy abroad have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, and on National Public Radio.