13 June, 14:30 – 15:30 CEST

Social media platforms have introduced their own monetisation rules establishing who and what can generate revenue through their services. Despite the significant sums of money at play, there is very little transparency and oversight. Inadequate due diligence can lead to platforms financing the global disinformation crisis, accelerating the demise of legitimate creators and independent media and fuelling reputational risk and financial losses to advertisers. Social media companies have repetitively demonstrated that they can not be trusted with handling content moderation and advertising at scale. Can we trust them to handle millions of payments worth billions of US dollars every month?

Watch the replay of our session with Victoire Rio to learn more:


Victoire Rio, WHAT TO FIX

Victoire is the executive director of WHAT TO FIX, a non-profit working to mitigate digital harms by focusing the tech accountability conversion on systemic diagnosis and globally-sound solutions. She’s spent the last 8 years leading investigation and advocacy efforts to improve social media’s role in crises and mitigate its impact on the information disorder. Prior to WHAT TO FIX, Victoire spearheaded Myanmar civil society’s advocacy engagement towards tech companies as the country went though a genocide, a civil war, an election, a pandemic, a military coup and a revolution. She is currently leading pioneering research into the growth and global impact of unaccountable social media monetisation and ad revenue sharing programs. 


Joe McNamee, EU DisinfoLab

Joe McNamee has been working on topics related to internet regulation for over 20 years. Prior to his current role as Senior Policy Expert at EU DisinfoLab, he worked as policy adviser for a political group in the European Parliament. From 2009 to 2018, he led European Digital Rights, the association of digital civil rights organisations in Europe for nine years, working on major topics such as the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Copyright Directive. Prior to this, Joe worked for a political consultancy specialised in telecommunications and internet policy, where he led three research projects funded by the European Commission. During this time, he also worked on the EU’s E-Commerce (the predecessor to the DSA) and ePrivacy Directives. Joe holds master’s degrees in European Politics and in International Law.

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