Each search index must be designed and maintained thematically, linguistically, structurally and in terms of content. This task has a very special significance in Internet searches: even before a search algorithm can start its work, the database and search index decide whether and how information, a website or a topic can be found on the Internet at all.
Therefore, this highly responsible task of maintenance must not be left to chance, not to an algorithm or possibly one-sided commercial or political interests. Rather, the maintenance must be organised as objectively as possible and legally harmless as possible on the basis of transparent rules, with public auditing processes and with the participation of experts.
We call this very important part of the construction and maintenance of the search infrastructure “public moderation”. In addition to various specialist groups, libraries and lawyers, we will also involve the public in order to ensure “democratic” verifiability and the integrity of content and structures.