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Protect us from platform censorship, media companies urge EU lawmakers

By Nicholas Wallace and Matthew Newman
  • 23 Nov 2021 11:32
  • 23 Nov 2021 11:49
Media and broadcast companies are urging EU lawmakers to protect their content from being censored by large online “intermediaries” such as Google, Facebook or Twitter, by approving the inclusion of legal protections in their text of the proposed Digital Services Act.

Under a draft amendment to the DSA debated in th

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Nicholas Wallace

Reporter


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.

Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent


Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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