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The Legal Framework of Online Parliamentary Election Campaigning – An Overview of the Legal Obligations of Parties and Platforms in Germany and the EU

Author: Kettemann, M. C., Hofmann, V., Barthelmes, M., Koerrenz, N., Hinrichs, L. M., & Schleif, L.
Published in: How Platforms Respond to Human Rights Conflicts Online. Best Practices in Weighing Rights and Obligations in Hybrid Online Orders, 148-160
Year: 2022
Type: Academic articles

The German legal system provides for an interplay of rights and obligations for both political parties, especially if they are members of the government, and platforms. For political parties, these are, in particular, constitutional principles and their formulation in simple law, while platforms have so far been primarily regulated by media law. The EU's regulatory projects, especially the DSA and DMA, supplement this catalogue with far-reaching obligations for platforms.

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