Dear friends and fellow researchers,
In the aftermath of the German federal elections and in light of other political events, more and more people across the world are concerned about the consequences of political micro-targeting, algorithmic decision-making, and big-data-based behavioural regulation as well as privacy and surveillance issues. We are more than delighted to have a team that is covering so many relevant topics in its day-to-day research – for the last six years, they’ve been doing their bit to strengthen interdisciplinary research in Germany. With the launch of the new Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin, we’ll be gladly welcoming lots of new colleagues and making the most of the growing research landscape. Last but not least, we as researchers should never forget to think outside the box and share our research outside of the ivory tower – so enjoy reading and finding out about the latest internet and society research!
Jeanette Hofmann | Ingolf Pernice | Thomas Schildhauer | Wolfgang Schulz