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What role do intermediaries like Google, Facebook, YouTube or WhatsApp play when people get informed about social issues or when they form an opinion?
This cumulative dissertation project analyses user behaviour with regard to news on social networking platforms.
The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) commissioned the Hans-Bredow-Institut with a report on the topic of "Algorithms in Digital Media and Their Influence on Individual Opinion Formation of Users".
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...
Schulz, W.; Dankert, K. (2016): Die Macht der Informationsintermediäre – Erscheinungsformen, Strukturen, Regulierungsoptionen [The Power of Information Intermediaries – Manifestations, Structures and Regulatory Options]. Bonn: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
Schmidt, J.-H.; Merten, L.; Hasebrink, U.; Petrich, I.; Rolfs, A (2017): Zur Relevanz von Online-Intermediären für die Meinungsbildung [Impact of Online Intermediaries on Opinion Formation]. Hamburg: Verlag Hans-Bredow-Institut, (Arbeitspapiere des Hans-Bredow-Institut Nr. 40 [Working Pape...
To what extent can algorithmic recommendation systems be part of the 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, the main characteristics and principles of algorithmic rec...
Merten, L.; Hoelig, S.; Hasebrink, U.;Schmidt, J.-H. (2018): Der Einfluss von Google, Facebook & Co. Zur Veränderung der gesellschaftlich-politischen Meinungs- und Willensbildung [The Influence of Google, Facebook & Co. On the Change of the Socio-Political Opinion Formation and Decision...
"Global Diversity in Search Results: A Socio-Technical Examination of Google, Baidu, and Yandex’ Geopolitical Search Query Results in the US, Western EU, India, China, and Russia", lecture by C. Puschmann at the 7th European Communication Conference (ECC) of the European Communicatio...
"Algorithmic News in the 2016 US Election: Wie Algorithmen die US-Wahl beeinflusst haben können" ["Algorithmic News in the 2016 US Election: How Algorithms Might Have Influenced the US Election "], a joint event of the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius [ZEIT Foundation Ebelin...
Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt is a participant in the interdisciplinary conference on the topic of Internet platforms, their social influence, the associated risks and the resulting legal and regulatory issues.
Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt speaks at the Department of Communication and Media Science at the University of Zurich about how online intermediaries such as Google, YouTube or Facebook influence information management and the opinion-forming process.
Online intermediaries want to be seen as "platforms"...
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