The internet has changed the way people access information.
For the past few years, it has been easier to search for and download content online.
But in recent years, the way you can access content has also changed.
A new generation of users, especially millennials, are using the internet in new ways.
So how can you find the latest breaking news online?
The internet has always been a platform for free speech, but today, content is being censored and the internet has become a censored space.
The world is not ready for a free and open internet.
We want to ensure we have a functioning democratic system in place, and that this can be achieved through robust and transparent regulation.
This is why we are calling on the EU to create a regulatory framework that protects citizens’ rights online.
A free and independent internet, where people can freely communicate without interference, can help us avoid the pitfalls of authoritarianism and authoritarianism-driven populism.
We call on the European Commission to create an EU-wide digital strategy and set out a new approach to protecting people’s right to freedom of expression and freedom of information online.
The EU needs to work with all Member States to establish a digital strategy to safeguard freedom of speech and information online, and to promote open and free markets.
We will also work with our partners across Europe to ensure that EU Member States have effective mechanisms to tackle the problem of online censorship, including by introducing a ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to combating online censorship.
The European Commission has already taken important steps to strengthen digital rights across the Union.
We have launched a European Digital Agenda and strengthened the European Digital Rights Action Plan.
We will continue to work closely with our Member States and stakeholders to strengthen Europe’s digital sovereignty and defend the rights of EU citizens and businesses.
We also want to make it easier for companies to operate online, by strengthening the EU’s laws to make the internet a safer environment for users and for businesses.
We know that online activity can be harmful for society.
For example, recent research shows that over half of internet users experience anxiety related to online harassment, abuse, and stalking.
We must ensure that this kind of harm can be addressed in a safe and sustainable manner.
We also need to work to ensure companies can do more to combat hate speech online, including with their social media platforms.
Finally, we know that internet users can be particularly vulnerable to online threats, because they often rely on social media to share important information, like photos, videos, and stories.
We need to strengthen laws to help tackle online threats and help fight online misinformation.
A new generationOf course, a digital world requires a strong network of free, independent and open communications.
But we need to be ready to address challenges posed by a globalised digital economy.
This means tackling the problems of information overload, disinformation and the growing gap between the information society needs and the information that it has.
The Commission is working to establish an EU strategy to tackle digital threats and misinformation, including through a new ‘digital commons’ strategy and the establishment of a digital economy fund to support digital services and services that are more resilient to misinformation.
In order to ensure the resilience of the digital commons, the EU is proposing the creation of a new European Digital Common Market.
The EU’s Digital Common Markets Strategy provides clear guidance for EU Member State policymakers on the use of the common market, its digital environment and the role of Member States in the digital economy, and the development of a common approach to the common markets and their digital commons.
We look forward to supporting Member States as they work to create and manage a strong digital commons that promotes innovation, democracy, and a functioning digital society.
To further strengthen the digital common markets, the Commission is also proposing a new EU Digital Common Fund, a new digital economy policy and a new Commission Digital Economy Action Plan to ensure a strong and resilient digital commons for the digital age.
We are also working to ensure digital content is free and accessible to everyone.
To achieve this, the European Union is taking steps to address the digital divide in the EU.
The European Commission is taking action on the digital media sector and the digital market by creating a Digital Media Commission, including measures on digital markets and digital content in the Union’s digital economy and a Digital Economy Strategy.
We are also setting out our Digital Strategy 2020-2021.
As the digital environment continues to evolve, it will become more challenging for governments and citizens to fully understand the impact of online activity.
This will mean that citizens will have less control over the content they access and will have more access to it from third parties.
We have already taken steps to tackle this, including introducing a new Digital Media Strategy and the Digital Economy Plan, which includes a digital market in the framework of the Digital Single Market.
We plan to implement these measures in the coming months.
The digital commons need to have an effective framework to ensure they are resilient to new challenges and to ensure citizens have the information they need