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How can we develop software that is not only oriented towards business models, but also towards the common good, user interests, and media regulation? Coding Public Value (CPV) translates questions on media law, user orientation, and the integration of political and social stakeholders into approach...
The interdisciplinary basic research project examines the opportunities and limitations of algorithmic decision making systems by using the example of their use in criminal justice systems.
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...
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".
How can we better understand the inner workings of algorithms and their significance for us individually and as a society? The network Algorithmed Public Spheres invites international researchers from different fields to address this question.
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...
How does social media change opinion-forming and political engagement? How do politicians use social media? PD Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt addresses these questions in the newly published book "Zwischen Partizipationsversprechen und Algorithmenmacht. Wie soziale Medien politisches Handeln präge...
In this chapter, Stephan Dreyer und Amélie Heldt focus on privacy and the general right of personality in relation to algorithmic selection procedures. They point out where gaps exist and how these could be closed. Their chapter as well as the anthology have been published in the Nomos eLibra...
This working paper presents the current legal situation for software-based offerings by public service media providers in Germany. It identifies concrete legal requirements for software design.
Rhein, Valerie; Dreyer, Stephan; Schulz, Wolfgang (2021): Rechtliche Vorgaben für die Gestaltung von...
On the Digital Society Blog of the HIIG, Matthias C. Kettemann and Alexander Pirang show how job advertisements on online platforms can be made fairer. Twelve international fellows developed these approaches at the virtual clinic of the HIIG.
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