ISCA Archive SPSC 2021
ISCA Archive SPSC 2021

Implications of the New Regulation Proposed by the European Commission on Automatic Content Moderation

Vera Schmitt, Veronika Solopova, Vinicius Woloszyn, Jessica de Jesus de Pinho Pinhal

In April 2021 the European Commission (EC) proposed a new regulation to establish a regulatory structure for the risk assessment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems and applications. The intended goal of initiating a harmonised legal framework for the European Union (EU) poses new challenges in developing countermeasures for hate speech and fake news detection. This analysis investigates the implications of the proposed regulations on different automatic content moderation approaches such as flagging, blocking and filtering. The fuzzy nature of the risk categories causes major challenges for the risk categorisation task and leaves room for future improvements of the proposed regulations.


doi: 10.21437/SPSC.2021-10

Cite as: Schmitt, V., Solopova, V., Woloszyn, V., Pinhal, J.d.J.d.P. (2021) Implications of the New Regulation Proposed by the European Commission on Automatic Content Moderation. Proc. 2021 ISCA Symposium on Security and Privacy in Speech Communication, 47-51, doi: 10.21437/SPSC.2021-10

@inproceedings{schmitt21_spsc,
  author={Vera Schmitt and Veronika Solopova and Vinicius Woloszyn and Jessica de Jesus de Pinho Pinhal},
  title={{Implications of the New Regulation Proposed by the European Commission on Automatic Content Moderation}},
  year=2021,
  booktitle={Proc. 2021 ISCA Symposium on Security and Privacy in Speech Communication},
  pages={47--51},
  doi={10.21437/SPSC.2021-10}
}