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The problem of criminal content on the Internet, such as punishable forms of hate speech or child pornography, is increasing. On October 27, 2022, the Digital Services Act was published and most of its provisions will come into force on February 17, 2024. This means that the federal legislature will have to act in 2023 and tackle the adjustments to national law required as a result of the Digital Services Act providing answers as to how these problems can be effectively combated.

Svea Windwehr (Google Germany), Anna Wegscheider (HateAid) and Teresa Ott (Hate Speech Officer at the Attorney General’s Office) will debate the challenges for legislators, law enforcement and social platforms. The panel discussion will be moderated by State Minister of Justice Georg Eisenreich together with Urs Gasser from the TU Munich and Munich School pf Politics and Public Policy.

Following the panel discussion, there will be a standing reception with snacks to round off the evening with lively discussions.


The panel discussion focuses on hate speech and other forms of harmful content online by asking what actors from law enforcement, platform operators and civil society can do to mitigate the harms and facilitate healthier public discourse online.

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