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Why do digital media feed us certain messages and not others? Which technical service providers and algorithms play a role when messages reach us? Which of these functions are socially acceptable and which, on the other hand, constitute manipulation? The project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation a...
How can platform councils ensure that public interests and democratic values are taken into account when setting and implementing private platform rules? An inquiry into the meaning and limits of democracy online.
The spread of disinformation through "celebrity" communication in social media increasingly devalues the gatekeeper function of professional journalism. This BMBF-funded cooperation project is looking for underlying mechanisms to better understand the role of celebrities in disinformation...
In the run-up to the 2021 federal election, a team from the HBI collected real-time data on how platforms govern online speech, how laws and local standards interact, and how platform practices changed in the shadow of EU regulation in the heated atmosphere of the run-up to the German federal electi...
Are new platforms – YouTube, Netflix, NewsFeed – making European culture more European or not? The role of media platforms in fostering or dismantling European identity is the key question of the EU-H2020-Project EuMePlat.
"A Comparative Study of Content Governance and Media Policy Responses After Russia’s Attack on Ukraine" is the subtitle of #4 in the Working Paper Series of the Global Digital Human Rights Network, published by Mart Susi, Wolfgang Benedek, Gregor Fischer-Lessiak, Matthias C. Ketteman...
In their article in new media & society, the authors examine how bots are regulated on 9 platforms and develop an analytical scheme to develop a generalisable normative framework for agent governance.
Makhortykh, Mykola; Urman, Aleksandra; Münch, Felix Victor; Heldt, Amélie; Dreye...
In their article in the "Routledge Handbook on Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations", Prof. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann and Anna Sophia Tiedeke argue that the protection of cybersecurity is in the interest of all states and conclude that our understanding of extraterritorial obliga...
In the current issue of "Media Perspektiven", PD Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt describes how the candidates for the 2021 Bundestag election used social media.
Most important findings
In the 2021 federal election, candidates significantly expanded their social media activities compared to the...
Under the title "Backup: Podem os Usuários Processar as Plataformas para Restabelecer Conteúdo Removido?", Prof. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann and Anna Sophia Tiedeke contributed an article to a Brazilian-German publication on "Regulating Disinformation". It i...
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