As the European Commission, led by President Ursula von der Leyen, moves to deliver legislation on digital services, the Lisbon Council launches Digital Services Evidence Hub, a new website dedicated to gathering available evidence on the achievements and challenge of early Internet legislation – and building a community of internauts committed to progressive reform of existing legislation. http://evidencehub.net joins Stanford Law School’s groundbreaking World Intermediary Liability Map (WilMAP) as a crucial repository of evidence and analysis in a complicated field. Conceived as a multi-disciplinary platform to accompany the ongoing legislative process, http://evidencehub.net presents a systematic collection of available data points on five main topics of intermediary liability: copyright infringement, disinformation, hate speech, illegal content and incitement to terrorism. It classifies and displays 100+ charts about the problems (are these issues growing?) and solutions (which policies have worked more effectively?). Users can consult and download the charts and the underlying data, and provide new data and sources of evidence to the project. It was launched in Brussels at the High-Level Working Lunch on Design Principles for Intermediary Liability. Daphne Keller, director of intermediary liability at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, delivered the keynote.
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