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“Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft“ is an interdisciplinary forum for theoretical and empirical contributions from the entire field of media and communications research
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Together with the University of Hamburg, the Hans-Bredow-Institut has made a successful bid for a “UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Communication and Information”, which is held by Professor Dr. Wolfgang Schulz.
Matthias C. Kettemann and Katharina Mosene describe in their contribution to the anthology "Hass im Netz - Grenzen digitaler Freiheit [Hate Online – Limits of Digital Freedom]" how effective the governance of freedom of expression on the Internet is in the fight against hate speech....
On the Völkerrechtsblog, Amélie Pia Heldt writes about hate speech and the responsibility of platforms like Facebook or Twitter.
Hate speech: circumscribing, understanding and fighting hate speech - still a current topic in the context of online communication. [...] it affects all...
The HBI participated in the discussion on the Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) with five expert reports, some in German and some in English. A working paper available for download now gathers these texts by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz, PD Dr. Matthias C Kettemann and Amélie Pia Heldt.
Facebook can be forced to delete hate postings worldwide. This is the ruling of the European Court of Justice in the Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook Ireland Limited (C-18/18) case. Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek, former spokeswoman for the Austrian Green Party, had sued the US company after it refused to...
Heldt, A. (2019): Reading between the Lines and the Numbers: An Analysis of the First NetzDG Reports. In: Internet Policy Review 8 (2), Online First.
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