Human Rights in the Age of Platforms
Jørgensen, Rikke Frank (editor)
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
Today such companies as Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter play an increasingly important role in how users form and express opinions, encounter information, debate, disagree, mobilize, and maintain their privacy. What are the human rights implications of an online domain managed by privately owned platforms? According to the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, adopted by the UN Human Right Council in 2011, businesses have a responsibility to respect human rights and to carry out human rights due diligence. But this goal is dependent on the willingness of states to encode such norms into business regulations and of companies to comply. In this volume, contributors from across law and internet and media studies examine the state of human rights in today's platform society.
KeywordsMedia & Communications
PublisherThe MIT Press
Publication date and placeCambridge, MA, 2019-10-01
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