< BACK TO NEWS March 2021 Gatekeepers or Market Makers? Digital Economy European Union Platforms have come under great scrutiny in recent years, and it isn’t hard to see why. But what does the evidence really tell us? Are large digital companies holding the “gates” of global markets? And does recent European legislation proposals enable much-needed growth and innovation for European entrepreneurship or simply punish large companies for who they are instead for what they do? To answer these questions, Paul Hofheinz, president and co-founder of the Lisbon Council, publishes Gatekeepers or Market Makers? What the Evidence Tells Us, the latest addition to The Forum, a collection of weekly on-the-news blogs published by the Lisbon Council. Read Gatekeepers or Market Makers?