re:publica 2014 – Gate keeping, old and new. How freedo…

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Some Internet giants exhibit double standards: They rely on constitutional freedom of speech guarantees (i.e. the First Amendment) as a basis for their business models but at the same time deprive their users of these freedoms. This is especially problematic in cases of journalistic content because of the role journalism has in society – as an essential force in allowing public debate and forming public opinion. Constituting, in short, a society’s conversation with itself. We urgently need new models and ideas to resolve this situation.

Matthias Spielkamp
http://reporter-ohne-grenzen.de/

Jillian York
https://eff.org

Alexa O’Brien

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