Digital platforms as states – Legitimacy, democracy and ethics in the digital age

10 November 2023, 19:00
Dr. Moritz Holzgraefe
Forming part of the series "Zur Sache ..." – Authors at the Staatsbibliothek

Dr. Moritz Holzgraefe | © PicturePeople Berlin – Digital platforms as states (cover) | © Herder

Dr. Moritz Holzgraefe | © PicturePeople Berlin – Digital platforms as states (cover) | © Herder

Series "Zur Sache ..." – Authors at the Staatsbibliothek

About the event

The tech giants’ challenge of the state

There have been voices, not only since the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk, warning of the growing importance of individual digital enterprises and their effects on democracies. Due to the increasing relevance of digitization, the authors Moritz Holzgraefe and Nils Ole Oermann have looked into the resulting power conflicts between states and platforms. They point out where there are tensions between the two spheres and draw up solutions for the future.

Moderation: Bernd Oswald (Netzjournalist, Bayerischer Rundfunk)

In cooperation with the Herder Verlag

Personal data

Dr. Moritz Holzgraefe, born in 1980, is the Vice President of the Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft e. V. (BVDW, Federal Association of the Digital Economy). He has been active in the digital economy in Germany and abroad for over ten years. After his studies in Germany and the USA, he obtained a doctorate at the Bucerius Law School with a thesis about a topic of media and competition law.

About the series

"Zur Sache ..." / "To the point ..." – Authors at the Staatsbibliothek, is a series of events jointly organised by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and Munich publishing houses, with the kind support of the Sponsors and Friends of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the book trader Lehmkuhl.

Information on the event at a glance

Date10 November 2023, 19:00
VenueBayerische Staatsbibliothek
Ludwigstr. 16, 80539 Munich
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