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Carl Szabo joins First Annual TLN Conference on Freedom of the Media, Panel on Social Media’s Role in Delivering News

On 19-Sep, the The Transatlantic Leadership Network hosted a two-day event on the state of media freedom in the world.

NetChoice Vice President and General Counsel Carl Szabo joined for a panel on “Social Media’s Role in Delivering News.” Szabo was joined by Peter Roff, Newsweek Contributing Editor and Columnist, Berislav Jelinić, Editor-in-Chief of Nacional (Croatia), Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, a Columnist at The Telegraph, and Daryna Shevchenko, CEO of the Kyiv Independent.

You can listen to the audio here:

According to Pew Research Center, most Americans are highly concerned about the quality and fairness of news on social media platforms. 82% of US adults say social media companies treat some news organizations differently than others, and 88% say these companies favor news organizations that produce attention-grabbing, sensational articles. At the same time, getting news from social media sites is becoming an increasingly common experience. This panel covered social media’s role as a platform for time-critical and quickly shareable information, and the impartiality and fairness of news delivered through social media.