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The Power of App Stores and Their Normative Orders

Author: Hofmann, V., Dinar, C., Kettemann, M. C., Hinrichs, L., Böke, J., & Gradulewski, M.
Published in: How Platforms Respond to Human Rights Conflicts Online. Best Practices in Weighing Rights and Obligations in Hybrid Online Orders, 15-23
Year: 2022
Type: Academic articles

App stores govern content one institutional level above social networks. They exercize power through largely vague and ambiguous terms and conditions, which leads to inconsistent app moderation practices. Regulation to date has not addressed this problem sufficiently. However, the rules in the upcoming Digital Services and Digital Markets will increase the obligations app stores have.

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Christina Dinar, Dipl.-Päd.

Assoziierte Forscherin: Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut

Vincent Hofmann

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter: AI & Society Lab

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

Forschungsgruppenleiter und Assoziierter Forscher: Globaler Konstitutionalismus und das Internet


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