According to various indexes, out of a total world population of 7.7 billions people, there are 5.1 billions mobile phones, 4.5 billions internet users and 3.8 billions social media users. A “digital nation”, apparently without “old-fashioned” common rules or written constitution, but “united in their diversity”, or made “ex pluribus unum”, within a new “technological polis”. This “tecno-pòlis” is not characterized (mainly) by a legal constitution, rather by a technological infrastructure, In this global landscape, the main actors are not anymore ‘public' authorities, but private corporations (the so-called Big-Tech), owners/sellers of the digital infrastructure; the Fathers of tecno-constitution. Therefore, which are the new “constitutional” features of that new “followers” nation? Which role does constitutional law play in building a global governance of that digital nation? Which kind of international legal status must we recognize to those new private powers.
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