Research articles on Information & Data

Private ordering and the rise of terms of service as cyber-regulation

Luca Belli, Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School
Jamila Venturini, Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School
PUBLISHED ON: 29 Dec 2016 DOI: 10.14763/2016.4.441

Internet intermediaries unilaterally define their terms of service (ToS) and enforce them privately by shaping the architectures of the networks and platforms under their control. Based on empirical evidence, Belli and Venturini argue that ToS and their implementation affect users’ rights.

Should we worry about filter bubbles?

Frederik J. Zuiderveen Borgesius, University of Amsterdam
Damian Trilling, University of Amsterdam
Judith Möller, University of Amsterdam
Balázs Bodó, University of Amsterdam
Claes H. de Vreese, University of Amsterdam
Natali Helberger, University of Amsterdam
PUBLISHED ON: 31 Mar 2016 DOI: 10.14763/2016.1.401

Personalised news websites can have serious implications for democracy, but little is known about the extent and effects of personalisation.