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Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
How could "platform councils" or other institutions for integrating public interests into platform rule-making processes ensure that public interests and democratic values are taken into account? A new project is embarking on a search for global best practice models.
Why do digital media feed us certain messages and not others? Which technical service providers and algorithms play a role when messages reach us? Which of these functions are socially acceptable and which, on the other hand, constitute manipulation? The project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation a...
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...
In the run-up to the 2021 federal election, a team from the HBI collected real-time data on how platforms govern online speech, how laws and local standards interact, and how platform practices changed in the shadow of EU regulation in the heated atmosphere of the run-up to the German federal electi...
Are new platforms – YouTube, Netflix, NewsFeed – able to make European culture more European or not? The significance of digital platforms for European culture and identity is the focus of the EU project EUMePlat.
Matthias C. Kettemann, Caroline Böck and Martin Müller examine selected legal issues of rule application in the metaverse and look at future developments.
The metaverse is phenomenologically diverse; technically complex; economically endowed with much potential; challenging tradit...
In the final report of the research project "Platform://Democracy", project leaders Prof. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz present possibilities for a better protection of human rights and democratic values in the digital space.
Based on research data...
Martin Fertmann, together with Simone Kuhlmann, Fabrizio De Gregorio, Hannah Ofterdinger and Anton Sefkow, has published an anthology with contributions from legal scholars on the problem of transparency in automated decision-making processes.
The anthology is available as an open access publicatio...
Dr. Stephan Dreyer, Sünje Andresen and Neda Wysocki have published an article in the current Youth Media Protection Report. In this article, they address the systematic changes in the legal protection of minors from harmful media and the associated control advantages for interaction and communi...
In order to understand the role of large digital corporations in international lawmaking on the internet from a jurisprudential perspective, Anna Sophia Tiedeke applies Michel Foucault's model of "stateification" (Étatisation). This article is published as an open access paper b...
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