Online Intermediaries are central organisations of the “communicative figuration“ of internet governance. Within the framework “Transforming Communications“, this project aims to examine how normative structures are constructed inside and outside online intermediaries under the circumstances of increasing mediatisation. Thus, the goal of the study is to gain an insight into the intertwined phases of the setting, application and implementation of norms. In two case studies, entries in search engines with personal connections as well as the automatic evaluation of entries on rating platforms will be analysed in order to gather knowledge regarding the actors and communicative practices of internet governance.
RP2 - Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Digital Communication
Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung │ Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
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