In December 2020, the European Commission will publish new legislation addressing the responsibilities of global online platforms. Ahead of this, private and public broadcasters - the EBU, the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT), the Association of European Radios (AER) and the Association of Television and Radio Sales Houses (egta) - have come together to issue a joint statement.
The statement calls for action against the negative impacts of global online platforms on Europe’s democracies, cultural diversity and media plurality. We state that committing global online platforms to transparency and accountability is key to enable future generations to continue to have access to the trusted news and the rich plurality of views and information that media offers. This will facilitate the economic sustainability of Europe’s media ecosystem in the digital era.