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AUC IURIDICA, Vol 69 No 2 (2023), 107–123
Strengthening the European Union by Regulating the Digital Single Market
published online: 07. 06. 2023
Polarization of the society is nowadays easier than ever due to the strong influence of social media. Opaque algorithms personalize news feed of users through massive data processing and thus creating effects that are fueling extremization of opinions. Negative effects of social media can be used by third parties to influence society to achieve their goals, however antidemocratic. Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act aim to regulate Digital Single Market through fair competition and consumer protection regulation. This regulation can have significant impact on the democratic deficit of the European Union as it has potential to eradicate analyzed negative effects of social media on the polarization of society.
keywords: Digital Single Market; Digital Services Act; Digital Markets Act; Democratic Deficit; Fake News; Public Spheres; European Union Identity
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