‘Too much’ and ‘too little’ content moderation: Internet governance as a case study in advanced liberal modes of government

Author: Terry Flew

*This paper was presented at a CSGS-hosted research workshop


The liberal art of government is forced to determine the precise extent to which and up to what point individual interest, that is to say, individual interests insofar as they are different and possibly opposed to one another, constitute a danger for the interest of all. The problem of security is the protection of the collective interest against individual interests. Conversely, individual interests have to be protected against everything that could be seen as an encroachment of the collective interest.


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