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Explainer: Regulating online content - the way forward


01 November 2020


Digital spaces

When someone posts, or searches for, content on online platforms, a company manages that process and decides how information is stored and made available, and in which order it appears. As more and more people use the internet to access information, to express their views, protest and mobilise others, how private platforms and States restrict or incentivize pieces of online content has immense consequences for public debate and public participation.