The days are gone when traditional mass media such as newspapers, book publishers, and broadcasters were making up the public sphere the legal framework of which was provided by the state. Search engines and social media platforms have become the ‘New Governors’ acting as gatekeepers over information globally. They change the rules of the public sphere and thus of the arena that makes democracy possible in the first place. How does the law react to a development that impacts on the very process of its own legitimacy?
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