Input to a transatlantic debate on moderating online content

March 4, 2019 | Updates
On 4 March 2019 ABTShield has been featured during a seminar and a public debate on Moderating Online Content and Preserving Freedom of Expression: A Transatlantic Approach. Both events were organised by the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. and the Visegrad Insight – one of ABTShield partners.

The seminar was an off-the-record discussion. Our partners mentioned reports and research prepared by ABTShield team on online trolling and bots behaviour. The round-table gathered a dozen of public authorities, NGOs, companies and research community that is involving in combatting hate speech online. ABTShield arguments pointed to artificially amplified hate-speech that need automated solutions.

Watch the public part online:


  • Piotr Godzisz, PhD International Network for Hate Studies and Lambda Warsaw 
  • Brittan Heller, founder of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center for Technology and Society; Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University
  • Wojciech Przybylski, Editor-In-Chief, Visegrad Insight, Res Publica
  • Joris Van Hoboken, Professor of Law, Senior Researcher, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam.
  • Michał Szułdrzyński, deputy editor-in-chief Rzeczpospolita

The events were part of a broader inititative by which a Transatlantic High Level Group seeks to address harmful content online while protecting freedom of speech.