Die dienende Freiheit sozialer Netzwerke (The Serving Freedom of Social Networks)

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The increasing relevance of social networks in our communication has an impact on opinion formation and democratic discourse. Lawmakers are facing the challenge to contain the resulting threats to our democracy – from disinformation and hate speech to privacy risks. On a similar occasion, "classical" broadcasting was once attributed a special democratic responsibility because of its great influence, which found its constitutional expression as a "serving freedom." Torben Klausa's dissertation project abstracts the concept from the medium of broadcasting and examines the corresponding duty of the legislator: Do they have a constitutional responsibility to contain the risks of social networks and other new media? The aim is to lay the foundation for an appropriate media regulation of the 21st century – beyond the freedom of broadcasting

Contact: Torben Klausa

Selected Publications

Kettemann, Matthias C./Fertmann, Martin/Wischmeyer, Thomas/Klausa, Torben/Fischer, Gregor (2020): "Healthy Conversations? Selected Trends in Covid-19-Related (Dis)Information Governance on Platforms". In: Matthias C. Kettemann/Martin Fertmann (Eds.): Viral Information. How States and Platforms Deal with Covid-19-Related Disinformation - An Exploratory Study of 20 Countries. GDHRNet Working Paper, No. 1. Hamburg: Hans Bredow Institut, S. 6-16.
Klausa, Torben (2021): "Plattformen vs. Politik. Alter Hut statt Zeitenwende". In: Telemedicus - Recht der Informationsgesellschaft, 12.01.2021.
Gräfe, Hans-Christian/Klausa, Torben (2020): "MStV - Update und Upgrade der Medienregulierung". In: Telemedicus - Recht der Informationsgesellschaft, 22.10.2020.