The transparency database of the DSA

Social networks have become indispensable. For sharing vacation memories with family and friends, promoting products, publicly participating in political discussions or obtaining information from all over the world – various platforms satisfy the different needs of their users. It is undeniable that social networks have many positive facets. But where there is light, there is also shadow: Agitators, conspiracy theorists and organized disinformation campaigns find their victims in the same social networks. The European Union (EU) wants to ensure more control and transparency with the Digital Services Act (DSA). As part of this, the transparency database has now gone online. Research assistants Johannes Müller and Nicolas John talk in more detail about the database’s functions and research possibilities.

The transparency database can
here can be found. The DFN-Infobrief Recht 12/2023 mentioned in the following can be found