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Manipulated media policy 'too narrow', DSA countries leaving it late and #SaferInternetDay

The week in content moderation - edition #234

Hello and welcome to Everything in Moderation, your guide to the policies, products, platforms and people shaping the future of online speech and the internet. It's written by me, Ben Whitelaw and supported by members like you.

It's a week of more of the same; more regulatory compliance challenges, more safety features and more policy recommendations.

And more subscribers too. Welcome to new additions from the Financial Times, Electronic Arts, Webhelp, Bird & Bird, the e-Safety Commissioner, BSR, MediaLab and others. And happy #SaferInternetDay to those that celebrated.

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Here's everything in moderation from the last seven days — BW

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New and emerging internet policy and online speech regulation

Both Ireland and the Netherlands are finally expected to pass bills in their national parliaments this week that officially designate enforcement agencies for the Digital Services Act — but as many as 15 countries could be without one as the February 17th deadline rolls around.

Only nine states currently have a Digital Services Co-ordinator in place with the likes of Belgium, Greece, Sweden, Poland and Germany (EiM #233) yet to do so. And as Euronews reports, "it remains unclear for businesses and regulators alike how the rules will work in practice with one more week to go."

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