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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.
"A Comparative Study of Content Governance and Media Policy Responses After Russia’s Attack on Ukraine" is the subtitle of #4 in the Working Paper Series of the Global Digital Human Rights Network, published by Mart Susi, Wolfgang Benedek, Gregor Fischer-Lessiak, Matthias C. Ketteman...
In their article in new media & society, the authors examine how bots are regulated on 9 platforms and develop an analytical scheme to develop a generalisable normative framework for agent governance.
Makhortykh, Mykola; Urman, Aleksandra; Münch, Felix Victor; Heldt, Amélie; Dreye...
In the run-up to the 2021 federal election, a team from the HBI collected real-time data in the project "Platform Governance in the Super Election Year 2021". It looked at how online platforms regulate the communication that takes place on them, how laws and local standards interact and ho...
In the Brazilian journal for public law "Revista Direito Público", Dr Clara Iglesias Keller writes about the regulation of disinformation. The article is published as open access.
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Iglesias Keller, C. (2021): Don’t Shoot the Message: Regulating D...
In the journal Zeitschrift für Rechtspolitik, PD Matthias C. Kettemann, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz and Martin Fertmann ask whether the digital legal acts planned by the European Commission can live up to their claims.
Kettemann, M. C.; Schulz, W.; Fertmann, M. (2021): Anspruch und Wirklichkeit...
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