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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.
The framework project, which is financed from basic funds, bundles research activities of the research programme management in the area of the structural perspective investigation of rule formation in digital communication spaces.
Scientific considerations on governmental censorship measures against Internet communication in Germany.
The Hans-Bredow-Institut examines the interaction and competition of different commercial advertising media.
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 their article published in Internet Policy Review, Matthias C. Kettemann and Anna Sophia Tiedeke ask under what conditions users can sue providers to reinstate deleted content on social media platforms.
To the article
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A private order of p...
For the first time, Facebook has given scientists direct access to internal decision-making bodies. PD Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz from HBI have investigated how Facebook develops communication rules for its platform. The results of this pilot study have now been publishe...
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