The Four Domains of Global Platform Governance

A CIGI Essay Series

In the span of 15 years, the online public sphere has been largely privatized and is now dominated by a small number of platform companies. This has allowed the interests of publicly traded companies to determine the quality of our civic discourse, the character of our digital economy and, ultimately, the integrity of our democracies. This essay series brings together a global group of scholars working in four distinct domains of the platform governance policy discourse: content, data, competition and infrastructure.

A CIGI Essay Series

In the span of 15 years, the online public sphere has been largely privatized and is now dominated by a small number of platform companies. This has allowed the interests of publicly traded companies to determine the quality of our civic discourse, the character of our digital economy and, ultimately, the integrity of our democracies. This essay series brings together a global group of scholars working in four distinct domains of the platform governance policy discourse: content, data, competition and infrastructure.

Infrastructure

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How to Understand China’s Globalized Digital Infrastructure

Hong Shen
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Beyond the Digital Cold War: Western, Eastern and Southern Tales of Digital Failure and Success

Iginio Gagliardone
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Internet Infrastructure as an Emerging Terrain of Disinformation

Samantha Bradshaw Laura DeNardis
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When Managers Rely on Algorithms of Suspicion: Fraud Logics and Their Fallouts

Lilly Irani
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Internet Infrastructure Under Attack

Laura DeNardis Samantha Bradshaw

Credits

Managing Director of Digital Economy
Robert Fay
Series Editors
Nanjala Nyabola
Taylor Owen
Heidi Tworek
Graphic Designers
Sami Chouhdary
Abhilasha Dewan
Illustrators
Anna Bron
Abhilasha Dewan
Software Developers
Yang Wang
John Xu
Senior Publications Editor
Jennifer Goyder
Multimedia Producers
Trevor Hunsberger
Tim Lewis
Communications Advisor
Claire van Nierop
Social Media Engagement Specialist
Niyosha Freydooni