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Online Free expression in the Corporate Realm: Corporations’ Policies and Practices Shaping Private Speech on Communication Platforms

Author: Gollatz, K.
Published in: Nova Acta Leopoldina, NF 119(403), 49-55
Year: 2014
Type: Academic articles

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.

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