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Mai 2022

Procedural Regulation of Digital Platforms

For this Leibniz Media Lunch Talk, we welcome Torben Klausa, doctoral student at the Faculty of Law at Bielefeld University and Visiting Fellow at the HBI. In his lecture, he will talk about procedural regulation of digital platforms.
Prof. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann will provide the introduction.


12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. CEST


If you would like to attend, please register in this form. We will send you the registration data for Zoom shortly before the event.

About the Talk

Legislators in Germany and Europe are desperately seeking rules for online platforms that can curb dangerous content and developments without harming freedom of expression. Methods of procedural regulation are increasingly coming into focus. These give Facebook and other platforms a free hand in setting their own rules while making them much more accountable for enforcing them. What matters is not what the platforms delete, but rather how they do it. Is this the new gold standard of platform regulation? Or is it the final capitulation of regulators to the power of digital platforms? This lunchtalk looks for answers in court decisions and regulatory reforms, from NetzDG to DSA.

About Torben Klausa

Does the state have a duty to regulate digital platforms? This question is the focus of Torben Klausa's research. He is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Law at Bielefeld University and a visiting researcher at the Social Science Research Center Berlin. In addition, he reports on digital policy issues as a journalist for the Tagesspiegel. In his doctoral thesis with the title "Die dienende Freiheit sozialer Netzwerke" [The serving freedom of social networks], he examines the possible constitutional duty of the state to contain social networks in terms of media law. Previously, he studied law, political science and public policy in Bonn, Washington, D.C., and Berlin and worked, among other things, in the German Bundestag and at the digital association Bitkom on political issues of digitalisation. Torben Klausa will be a Visiting Fellow at the HBI in May 2022.

Leibniz Media Lunch Talks 

At the Leibniz Media Lunch Talks, researchers present current topics, interim results from their research projects or doctoral projects in a relaxed atmosphere. You are welcome to enjoy your lunch alongside the talk.

Infos zur Veranstaltung


via Zoom

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Dr. Wiebke Schoon
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Dr. Wiebke Schoon

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg
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