Main points emerging from the OECD Workshop on "The Role of Internet Intermediaries in Advancing Public Policy Objectives" (The Role of Internet Intermediaries in Advancing Public Policy Objectives)

As the Internet has grown to permeate all aspects of the economy and society, so too has the role of Internet intermediaries that bring together or facilitate interactions, transactions or activities between third parties on the Internet. Internet intermediaries influence and determine access to and choice between online information, services and goods. They provide tools that enable users to access information and provide new opportunities for social activities, speech and citizen participation.
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