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Comment: EU’s political ads law prompts free-speech worry over push for broad-brush approach

By Nicholas Wallace
  • 02 Jan 2023 08:58
  • 02 Jan 2023 08:58
The EU’s draft law on the transparency of political advertising takes a very broad definition of its subject matter, and it could push online platforms such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook to be wary of user-generated political content more generally.

A recent move by EU member states to narrow the bill’s scope would

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Nicholas Wallace


Nicholas Wallace has covered data privacy and security for MLex in Brussels since November 2021. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a freelance reporter for Science Magazine, Science|Business, and International News Services, an agency serving trade publications worldwide. He holds a masters degree in public policy, jointly awarded by the Central European University in Budapest and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, and a bachelors degree in politics from Liverpool John Moores University.

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