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Platform-proofing Democracy – Social Media Councils as Tools to Increase the Public Accountability of Online Platforms

Author: Kettemann, M. C., & Fertmann, M.
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Year: 2022
Type: Other publications

New institutional configurations represent a good opportunity to increase the legitimacy of the power platforms wield over internet users and to advance the protection of individual rights against platform overreach; such institutional configurations can be conceived as expert-based or participatory "Social Media Councils", but more research needs to be done on different practical avenues of their implementation.

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Matthias C. Kettemann, Prof. Dr. LL.M. (Harvard)

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