Who determines the rules of public discourse on the Internet?
Start 13:30, End 18:00
What rules structure our online world? How is determinded what works? And how do social actors behave?
Today, billions of people exchange not only holiday pictures, but also false reports, hostility and hate comments on the Internet. In this way, they also determine the themes and tone of public discourse. With the Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG), the state has attempted to create rules for the moderation of Internet content. However, since its introduction, the law has met with criticism because it has led platforms to rigid deleted content, thus restricting Internet users' freedom of expression. For their part, social media and platforms try to regulate content with their own community standards and general terms and conditions. So, who and what determines what we actually get to see online?