Only a global response can tackle the rise of online harms. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Noelle Martin, Lawyer and Activist Reporting of online harms increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Only a few governments around the world have started to seriously tackle online abuse. What more can be done to legislate against online […]

Parliament adopts temporary rules to detect child sexual abuse online

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs endorsed a temporary regulation that allows web-based service providers to continue fighting child sexual abuse material online on a voluntary basis. In the context of a worrying increase in the volume of child abuse material on the internet exacerbated by the pandemic, the […]

200 women call on tech giants to prioritize online safety. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kirsten Salyer, Opinion Editor, World Economic Forum More than 200 women sign a letter calling for tech companies to “prioritize the safety of women.” Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter released commitments to improve the safety of women online […]

New rules adopted for quick and smooth removal of terrorist content online

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A new law to address the dissemination of terrorist content online was approved by Parliament on Wednesday. The new regulation will target content such as texts, images, sound recordings or videos, including live transmissions, that incite, solicit or contribute to terrorist offences, provide instructions […]

Chicken soup for the digital soul: how to bring community back online

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Dave McKay, President, CEO, Royal Bank of Canada Online networks can lack empathy which can negatively effect their potential for economic growth and bringing people together. The speed and reach of online communities can also be used to […]

More than half of the global population is now online

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content There’s a really neat web page on which you can, literally, watch the internet grow. As the numbers roll up towards 4.2 billion users, you see that 55% of the world’s 7.7 billion […]

Online platforms: improving transparency and fairness for EU businesses

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Rules requiring online platforms to end unfair practices to businesses and set up effective redress mechanisms were approved by the Internal Market Committee. Online intermediation services, such as e-commerce market places (e.g. Amazon, eBay) and search engines (e.g. Google Search) would be required to […]

Crowdfunding: what it is and what it may become

Exclusively written for the Sting by Danae Ringelmann, Co-Founder and CFA at Indiegogo Growing up I watched my parents struggle time and time again to get loans for their small business. I had a very similar experience while I was trying to raise money for a theatre production – even though all of the potential investors […]