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Using the example of user courts from the 2000s of the internet as well as the Wikipedia arbitration court, the Seed Money project investigates how communities on small and niche platforms actively shape the enforcement of rules.
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...
The (Social) Media Observatory is creating a knowledge base, competency cluster, and data hub for the systematic observation of media-based publics, to support other projects within and beyond the FGZ.
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.
This book project, drawn up in the run-up to the Internet Governance Forum organised by Germany in November 2019, clears up misconceptions about the impact and reality of the Internet and explains fact-based, vividly and practically what science knows about Internet-based communication.
Lisa Merten and an international team of authors have published the article "News Won't Find Me? Exploring Inequalities in Social Media News Use With Tracking Data" open access in the International Journal Of Communication. The authors use a combination of tracking and survey data to...
Young people are quite critical of influencers when it comes to their subjective presentation of newsworthy information. They expect journalists to be neutral above all. This is what the #UseTheNews study found out during group discussions with teenagers and young adults.
Leonie Wunderlich, c...
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...
In this chapter, Stephan Dreyer und Amélie Heldt focus on privacy and the general right of personality in relation to algorithmic selection procedures. They point out where gaps exist and how these could be closed. Their chapter as well as the anthology have been published in the Nomos eLibra...
In their brief report published by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, PD Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann and Martin Fertmann describe how social media councils can function as a tool for social reconnection of the private orders of digital platforms.
You can download the report here (pdf, in G...
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