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Mai 2018

Grüße aus dem Wahrheitsministerium

"Zwischen Partizipationsversprechen und Algorithmenmacht: Wie soziale Medien Meinungsbildung und Orientierung in der Welt prägen [Between Promises of Participation and the Power of Algorithms. How Social Media Shape Opinion Formation and Orientation in the World]" is the title of Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt's lecture on 31 May 2018 at the conference of the ServiceBureau Jugendinformation in Bremen.

More on the Programme of the Conference

How to deal with hate, conspiracy ideologies and falsified information on the Internet. The conference invites to search for the right strategy in youth education.

More on the Lecture

Social media have become important elements of our information and communication repertoires. They lower barriers of making information of all kinds accessible and of exchanging information with others. At the same time, however, they are not neutral platforms, but they bring in their own organisational priciples into communication, such as the algorithmic personalisation of information flows. This changes the structure of social public sphere and, thus, the prerequisites for the democratic opinion formation. But how are warnings of "filter bubbles" and "echo chambers" to be judged? And do social media really stand for a "participatory netwwork" or rather for new forms of (opinion) power and control? This lecture sheds light on current developments from a perspective from sociology of communication.

Infos zur Veranstaltung


Jugendbildungsstätte LidiceHaus
Weg zum Krähenberg 33a
28201 Bremen

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PD Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt
Senior Researcher Digital Interactive Media & Political Communication

PD Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg

Tel. +49 (0)40 45 02 17-83
Fax +49 (0)40 45 02 17-77

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