Digital Frontiers – Can a Digital Charter Tame the Wild West of the Web?

Demos held a panel discussion at Conservative Party Conference to debate the challenges and opportunities that global digital platforms present for the economy, society and our diverse communities. The discussion explored topics such as: the role a ‘digital charter’ could play in striking the balance between regulation and protecting civil liberties and freedom of speech; the responsibilities of online platforms to deal with issues of abuse and trolling; and the high quality news production in an era of fake news, clickbait and falling digital advertising revenues.

As the Government continues to consider how its manifesto to create a ‘Digital Charter’ might work in practice, this panel brought together experts in digital policy, representatives from business, technology companies and the media to explore the challenge of taming the Wild West of the Web.

Date & Time
Monday 2 October, 1245 – 1400

Damien Collins MP
Jamie Bartlett, Demos
Matt Rogerson, The Guardian
Simon Milner, Facebook
Nick Pickles, Twitter
Clare Sumner, BBC
Romilly Denys, Coalition for a Digital Economy
Tom Morrison- Bell, Tech UK

Chair: Kate Russell, BBC

Lancaster Suite, Midland Hotel, Manchester

This event was kindly supported by The Guardian