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Too big to fail us? Platforms as systemically relevant

Author: Bohn, S., Friederici, N., & Gümüşay, A. A.
Published in: Internet Policy Review
Year: 2020
Type: Academic articles

During the current COVID-19 crisis, we can see that we increasingly depend on digital platforms to satisfy our basic needs. Platforms like Google, Facebook, Uber, and Amazon are not only providing central communication channels, server capacity, and information but also offer mobility infrastructure, deliver food, and supply vital medicines. Platforms become essential infrastructures and key players in our society. They are both systemically relevant and too big to fail.

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Ali Aslan Gümüsay, Prof. Dr.

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