"Measures such as the adoption of corporate digital ethics codes and of self-regulatory mechanisms to solve conflicts between companies and users would also allow greater regulatory flexibility for the benefit of the interests of users and companies, while depressurising the relationship with the government and promoting co-responsibility of online behaviours."
DocumentCoE (Venice Commission): Principles for a Fundamental Rights-Compliant Use of Digital Technologies in Electoral Processes, para. 97
- Internet intermediaries should recognize and protect human rights online, including through accessible and effective complaint and redress mechanisms.
- Internet intermediaries should ensure transparency and easy access to their policies and practices regarding online content management, strategic dissemination, and automated processing.
- To address disinformation online, self-regulation by internet intermediaries and positive measures, including independent fact-checking, public education, and media literacy campaigns, could be prioritized over criminalisation.