Does the state have the responsibility to regulate digital platforms? This question is at the heart of Torben Klausa's research. He is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bielefeld under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Thomas Wischmeyer. As a journalist for the German daily Der Tagesspiegel, he also reports on digital policy issues. In his doctoral thesis entitled "Die dienende Freiheit sozialer Netzwerke" ("The Serving Freedom of Social Networks"), Torben examines the potential constitutional duty of the state to contain social networks under media law.
Torben studied law, political science, and public policy in Bonn, Washington, DC, and Berlin. He has worked in the German Bundestag and the digital association Bitkom on digital policy challenges.