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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.
On the Verfassungsblog, Matthias C. Kettemann, Maximilian Beyer and Sangeeta Mahapatra give us an update about the state of Twitter in India. In their follow-up, they write about how the Indian government's new regulations may affect social media platforms.
You can read the article here (online...
In their article on the Verfassungsblog, Dr Sangeeta Mahapatra, Martin Fertmann and PD Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann write about the recent dispute between Twitter and the Indian government and what this means for human rights in India.
You can read the article here
“The Internet is sp...
In a contribution to the anthology "Social Media", Dr. Gregor Wiedemann and Cornelia Fedtke examine the interplay between hate speech and counter speech on social networks. The authors propose a model for computer-aided critical discourse analysis.
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In "Wer regiert das Internet? [Who rules the internet?]" PD Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann answers three questions on the topics of information intermediaries as well as whether disinformation and hate speech are a danger to democracy.
To the Publication (pdf)
There is no empir...
In her blog article on JuWissBlog, Amélie Heldt gives an insight into the French counterpart of the Network Enforcement Act, why it is partly unconstitutional and what consequences this could have.
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"Non conformité partielle...
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