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A ‘Disinformation ABC’ & other strategies to address malevolent speech online

“Governments should refrain from triggering the removal of undesirable, but legal, content, as such action is inconsistent with freedom of expression,” said Susan Ness, the group’s co-chair and founder, in releasing a report and a…

European Hub of the NoC


Research Impact Canvas: New tool for impactful science communication

With the help of the newly developed science communication tool Research Impact Canvas, HIIG trains PhD students and postdocs in knowledge transfer during its three day long international Impact School.


How SMEs successfully tackle digitalisation

A study by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and Sirius Minds analysed how small and medium-sized enterprises tackle the digital transformation. Berlin, 28. März 2019 – Ob intelligente Müllentsorgung mittels einer…


DFG supported open access project tests new publication models

Berlin, 13 March 2019 – The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for the Internet and Society (HIIG) and the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics are starting to implement the joint project Innovative Open Access in the…


“Gemeinam digital”, the Berlin 4.0 Competence Center for Medium-Sized Businesses, is prolonged until 2021

Good news for small and medium-sized companies from Berlin, Brandenburg and throughout Germany: _Gemeinsam digital, the Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Berlin, will be extended for another two years. With the approval of a further three million euros,…



Hamburg, 12.06.2019: More than one third of adult Internet users (34%) rely on social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp or YouTube as their source for news. In the group of 18 to 24 year olds, Instagram has taken the lead. However, only ten percent of all Internet users consider social media to be the most important source, and only three percent regard them as the only source. Only 16 percent trust news from social media. These are the findings of the Reuters Institute Digital News Report, for which the Leibniz Institute for Media Research in Hamburg prepared the German part of the study. The 2019 study is based on 75,749 respondents from 38 countries.

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung Hans-Bredow-Institut


Our digital society in 2040

The essay competition “twentyforty – Utopias for a digital society” invites researchers worldwide to describe their visions of a digital society in 20 years from now. Berlin, 16 January 2019 – How will we decide, live…

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