Digital platforms like Facebook, YouTube, TicToc and Twitter play a key role in both private and public communication. The platforms enable everyone to contribute to matters of public debate without the need to pass classic gatekeepers such as newspapers, radio or TV stations. This realises the idea of a very large and open marketplace of ideas, which is at the heart of democracy. Gradually, however, and increasingly in recent years, the dark side of unfiltered online content has become visible: Hate speech mobilises against minorities, incites crime and intimidates politicians. Fake news threaten the fairness of electoral campaigns and the integrity of election results, they help spread conspiracy theories and prevent an effective fight against the pandemic... ...
Democracy is increasingly under strain. Disinformation, manipulation, and leaks are chipping away at the political process and thus eroding its very foundations. Liberal democratic regimes face informational pressure from abroad. As but one example, in the 2016 US presidential elections, bots, fake news, leaks, and trolls, affected its very outcome. Many of these undertakings had been steered by Russia. The picture is yet expected to darken in times to come. ...
Am 23. und 24.09.2021 lädt das Institut für Recht und Digitalisierung Trier (IRDT), Universität Trier zur wissenschaftlichen Tagung zu algorithmisierter Rechtsdurchsetzung ein. ...
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