Today, we are all connected to the whole world via the click of a mouse. In nearly every area of our lives, we rely on the internet. However, alongside the countless advantages it offers, the internet creates almost as many challenges for society - in different ways and to different extents, depending on the country concerned.
One thing, however, holds true everywhere: the internet does not evolve of its own accord, and it does not automatically provide a space for citizens to express themselves freely. In order for it to function properly in the technical sense, as well politically and socially, human intervention and direction is needed. The internet must be regulated, administrated, and governed.
Authors: Henning Lahmann, Philipp Otto, Valie Djordjevic, Jana Maire
© 2017 Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung; Published by: Abteilung Politische Akademie