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The institute will provide scientific support for the media conference in the context of Germany's 2020 EU Council Presidency and is analysing in advance the requirements of a modern European information order.
The interdisciplinary project "Coding Public Value" investigates the possibility of shaping media policy by means of software development. The core of the project is to develop software for public media platforms that not only serves business models but is also oriented towards the common...
The social science case study gains access to Facebook's Content Policy Forum for the first time in order to examine how rules for the moderation of content, so-called "community standards", are developed.
For the first time in history, Facebook grants science access to its data records. As part of the SHARENEWS project, Dr. Cornelius Puschmann is investigating the criteria according to which Facebook users share messages on the platform.
To what extent can algorithmic recommendation systems be part of the own journalistic activity of public service media providers and take the side of (or take the place of) journalistic selection and compilation of information? In a White Paper for the MDR (Central German Broadcasting), the main cha...
In his new book, Matthias C. Kettemann writes in detail about the emergence and nature of the normative order of the Internet. It is published by Oxford University Press at the end of July 2020 and is available as Open Access.
“There is order on the internet, but how has this o...
In his article for the anthology "IT-Recht [IT Law]", PD. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann describes the instruments and actors of Internet Governance.
You can order the anthology (in German) here
Of particular relevance to Internet governance are international law and the human rights...
PD Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann has published the book Navigating Normative Orders: Interdisciplinary Perspectives within the series Normative Orders. It will be published by Campus Verlag in July 2020.
You can order the book here
About the book
Whether Kant or conservatives, on the Internet, in envi...
In an interview with the blog of the Chair of Digital, Governance and Sovereignty at the Sciences Po in Paris, Amélie Pia Heldt explains the responsibility of platforms in moderating the content published on them.
You can read the entire article here.
How do you think content modera...
Florian Wittner and his co-authors write about the difficulties arising from the multitude of actors involved with regard to transparency in data protection consent on websites and in apps. The article shows possibilities for the user-friendly design of legally binding notices. It will be presented...
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