Gatekeepers on the Internet: The Role of Intermediaries in Local Enforcement

43 Pages Posted: 4 May 2020

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Julia Hörnle

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law

Date Written: December 9, 2019

Abstract

The Paper examines the use of communication service providers as gatekeepers for the regulation of the internet. It analyses the obligations of social media companies to deal with online abuse and places this discussion in the context of online harms and the UK government's plans to establish a duty of care.

Keywords: Gatekeepers, Internet Regulation, Online Abuse, Social Media, Online Harms, Freedom of Speech

JEL Classification: K

Suggested Citation

Hörnle, Julia, Gatekeepers on the Internet: The Role of Intermediaries in Local Enforcement (December 9, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3551154 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3551154

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