On September 13, 2022, Media Literacy Coalition Bulgaria and Meta hosted for the very time an event, co-organised by the Menlo Park-based big tech company and the leading non-governmental network organisation, dedicated to the development of media literacy in Bulgaria. The conference was dedicated to content moderation in a local (Bulgarian) context. In sixty minutes, Meta’s Central and Eastern Europe Public Policy Director Jacob Turowski, Mariya Yurukova – lecturer at Sofia University and a media policy and disinformation expert, Factcheck Bulgaria’s Dr. Nikola Tulechki, a knowledge engineer and data analyst, and U.S. Embassy’s Information Officer Peter Vanderwall exchanged their expertise, observations and solutions-oriented views in a moderated discussion. Iglika Ivanova – а board member of the Media Literacy Coalition and Media Education Lab’s supported Northeast Media Literacy Conference co-director – moderated the panel discussion. In the second part of the conference representatives of different civic sector organizations, media and institutions took the opportunity to voice their views, criticism, and suggestions towards Meta’s content moderation policy, measures, and tools and the effectiveness of its implementation.
Learn more about the event, see photos and watch the video recording of the whole conference (in English) here: https://gramoten.li/metacontmodconfinsofia