Online Free expression in the Corporate Realm: Corporations’ Policies and Practices Shaping Private Speech on Communication Platforms
Nova Acta Leopoldina, NF 119(403), 49-55
Apparently, a growing number of Internet users are reporting that they have been the victim of so-called 'corporate censorship'. These cases offer evidence of new forms of content regulation practices based on corporate terms of service, which take a growing place in the way private speech is governed online. In the absence of globally shared free speech norms and rules toward user-generated content, private ordering has become a dominant source in governing freedom of expression online.