Germany’s New Media Treaty Demands That Platforms Explain Algorithms and Stop Discriminating. Can It Deliver?
Germany is set to introduce new media regulation, which is to cover online services such as social networks, search engines and video portals for the first time ever. This is a big step towards creating some transparency and accountability for big tech platforms. Yet, some open questions regarding the so-called "Interstate Media Treaty" (Medienstaatsvertrag) remain. AlgorithmWatch's Mackenzie Nelson and SNV's Julian Jaursch summarize the new rules for Facebook, Google and YouTube and point out unsolved issues.
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