[WATCH] Is Big Tech too powerful? Labour MEP Alex Agius Saliba takes on digital market

How should digital platforms be regulated? Can EU legislation prevent manipulation and polarization on social media platforms? Welcome to a discussion on one of the hottest legislative topics of this spring

On 15 December, the European Commission proposed a comprehensive set of new rules for all digital services, including social media, online market places, and other online platforms. The two proposals are based on the principle of what is illegal offline should also be illegal online.

Tough negotiations await in the European Parliament. How can this legislation protect consumer rights and lead to innovative digital services? Who should regulate our freedom of speech on the internet? How can this long-anticipated legislation hold platforms accountable and combat hate speech and disinformation?

And finally, how can the EU foster a fair and open digital single market that allows small and medium sized enterprises as well as start-ups to grow and compete globally?

Join us in conversation with MEPs Tiemo Wölken (S&D, Germany) and Alex Agius Saliba (S&D, Malta), industry representatives and stakeholders as we discuss the proposals and consider how to create a safe and responsible digital sphere.

Introduction by Gerard de Graaf, director and responsible for these legislations, European Commission.