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.
The international cooperation project investigates how the Internet has changed and will continue to change societies in the USA, Europe and China.
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...
Is user-generated content on private communication platforms protected by freedom of expression? In her PhD project, Amélie Heldt focuses on the effect of the fundamental right on freedom of expression on the Internet.
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Amélie Heldt writes about the difficulty of regulating fake news in a dossier on the subject of "digital disinformation" published by the Federal Agency for Civic Education. Der Begriff "Fake News" ist seit einigen Jahren omnipräsent. Im engeren Sinne sind dam...
On the Internet, we reach news via a wide variety of channels. For example, via search engines, social media or via the news sites directly. The authors Judith Möller, Robbert Nicolai van de Velde, Lisa Merten and Cornelius Puschmann trace these paths in a guest article on the blog of the...