The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institute (HBI) examines media change and the related structural shifts in public communication.
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The academic profile of the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) is characterised by its research programmes.
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The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) is engaged in numerous international and national research networks in research and practice.
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The (Social) Media Observatory is creating a knowledge base, competency cluster, and data hub for the systematic observation of media-based publics, to support other projects within and beyond the FGZ.
The institute will provide scientific support for the media conference in the context of Germany's 2020 EU Council Presidency and is analysing in advance the requirements of a modern European information order.
This book project, drawn up in the run-up to the Internet Governance Forum organised by Germany in November 2019, clears up misconceptions about the impact and reality of the Internet and explains fact-based, vividly and practically what science knows about Internet-based communication.
For the first time in history, Facebook grants science access to its data records. As part of the SHARENEWS project, Dr. Cornelius Puschmann is investigating the criteria according to which Facebook users share messages on the platform.
In the digital sphere, children and young people establish relationships towards real life, fictitious and artificial media figures. This entails risks. The project examines to what extent the German regulation on the protection of minors from harmful media contents is still suitable to protect a fr...
Amélie Pia Heldt has published an article in the US law journal Mitchell Hamline Law Review on the question of how social media platforms could provide a new public forum.
You can read the article here.
When Facebook and other social media sites announced in August 2018 that...
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
You can download the article here (pdf)
A private order of p...
In his article in the Journal for Media History, Hans-Ulrich Wagner writes about the interaction between literary authors and the medium radio.
Literary authors have made use of the radio as a political, technological, cultural, and social medium from its infancy. A wide range of complex rela...
The lawyer Amélie Heldt writes in her essay in the Journal of Information Policy about responsibilities in the age of online communication. States often delegate responsibility for problems in online communication (disinformation, hate speech, etc.) to online platforms. At the same time, the...
On the JuWissBlog Keno C. Potthast has written an article about political microtargeting – “addressing personalised voters based on evaluations of personal data.”
"We've made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally." This is the begin...
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