Conferences and publicationsResearch on freedom of expression on the Internet
Freedom of expression on the Internet
Michael Klos is affiliated to the Department of Jurisprudence of Law (Leiden University) where he researches freedom of expression on the Internet.
His dissertation focuses on the question of how regulating (among other things) ‘social media companies’ (so-called internet intermediaries) relates to legal core concepts such as sovereignty, the rule of law and democracy.
Klos focuses on modern and less modern phenomena such as hate speech, online terrorist propaganda and ‘fake news’ or disinformation (disinformation).
World Forum for Democracy 2019
Michael Klos was invited speaker at World Forum for Democracy 2019 from 6-8 November 2019 in Strasbourg. As discusser for ‘LAB 8 – Social media freedom and accountability’ Klos commented on three initiatives aimed at increasing the transparency and accountability of social media companies.
More information on the website of Leiden University.
- 11 July 2019: ‘Westphalian sovereignty after the fourth industrial revolution: In search of legitimate governmental control over the internet (IVR 2019, special workshop 11 on Democracy and Globalization)
- 5 October 2018: ‘Responsibility to publish: balancing privacy and freedom of expression’ (Amsterdam Privacy Conference 2018) (Handle)