Friday, June 4, 2021
Pogácsás on András Koltay: New Media and Freedom of Expression: Rethinking the Constitutional Foundations of the Public Sphere (Book Review)
Anett Pogácsás, Peter Pazmany Catholic University, has published András Koltay: New Media and Freedom of Expression: Rethinking the Constitutional Foundations of the Public Sphere (Book Review) at 8 Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law 425 (2020). Here is the abstract.
Nothing shows better how much the public sphere has changed that the Index of a book about it has the most references to “Social media platforms”, “Search engines” or “Gatekeepers”. „One might almost say that Google and Facebook gave birth to (the public sphere of) the twenty-first century” – raises the Author, drawing the attention to that online communication has huge impact on our whole life, including public sphere. One can only recommend the new book of András Koltay, because it provides a sure handrail in rapidly changing world of online communication. His explication and commentary about gatekeepers’ relation to content not only gives a line of deeper sight to his readers, but also the hint of optimism: this uncertainty is also a kind of certainty for us, being sure that this is not the first – and even not the last – turning point.
Download the book review from SSRN at the link.