2022-09-09Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1177/02632764221103527
Social Media and the Digital Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere
Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
This article explores the question of how to understand social media following the Habermasian theory of the structural transformation of the public sphere. We argue for a return to political-economic fundamentals as the basis for analysing the public sphere and seek to establish a characteristic connection between digital-behavioural control and singularised audiences in the context of proprietary markets. In the digital constellation, it is less a matter of immobilising the citizen as a consumer but rather of their political activation – albeit in conditions under which commercial interests have primacy: privatisation without privatism.
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