Edited by András Koltay and Paul Wragg
Chapter 18: Defamation on the internet: the role and responsibilities of gatekeepers
Mass speech on the internet takes place through influential gatekeepers and intermediaries, which provide opportunities for their users to express their opinions. The voice of the individual may reach the public sphere through such gatekeepers only. Their liability for unlawful content is an essential question within the realm of the legal regulation of the internet. The chapter discusses the liability of the three most important gatekeepers – internet service providers, search engines and social media platforms – with respect to defamatory content, providing an overview of European Union (EU) and US regulation, as well as English, US and Australian case law.
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