Democracy and Data Capitalism. It Is Time to Reevaluate the Relationship between Media and Power.
WZB Report 2018, 31-33
The morning ritual of reading the newspaper is a thing of the past. Social media are increasingly
shaping the public discourse, with far-reaching consequences for democracy. Social networks provide citizens
with a new form of communicative power and simultaneously exploit their communication behavior as a
data source. The paradox of strengthening and undermining human rights is a central point of friction in the relationship between democratic self-determination and digital business models.