The Forum on Information and Democracy announced on June 24rd, 2020 the launch of its first international and interdisciplinary working group to address some of the most pressing issues in the digital space. The steering committee, whose full composition will be announced on July 6th, 2020, is co-chaired by Maria Ressa and Marietje Schaake.

The group will be asked to make recommendations for bringing online content moderation into compliance with international standards, promoting the reliability of information, regulating private messaging services that exploit the possibilities of the public space, and making digital platforms transparent about their business models and algorithmic choices. A call for contributions will be published mid-July.

The group should also be supported by the States of the Alliance for Multilateralism and its recommandations should be published on the occasion of the third edition of the Paris Peace Forum.