Martin J. Riedl
Martin Riedl is doctoral student and teaching assistant at the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. In the summer of 2018 he was a Visiting Fellow in the research program “The evolving digital society” at HIIG and is now Associated Researcher exploring Internet governance from a transatlantic perspective.
In his research Martin primarily contemplates questions concerning content moderation, the labor conditions of moderators of user-generated content, as well as policy and governance of social media platforms, and the German Network Enforcement Act.
Martin’s research areas comprise (1) incivility in online news comments, journalistic professionalism and issues of social media sharing of online news content, (2) editorial work, governance and policy decisions at social media enterprises, and (3) the analysis of content moderation – with a particular emphasis on work conditions and practices of moderators, ethical aspects of outsourcing and crowdsourcing, and health-related aspects of emotional wellness.
Martin has a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and media management (Vienna), a Master’s in communication studies from Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, and a Master’s in social sciences from Humboldt University of Berlin.
Former Associate researcher: The evolving digital society
Riedl, M. (2019). Squeak-clean internet – Martin Riedl about the well-being of content moderators, [Audio Podcast] Exploring digital spheres – a podcast by HIIG. Retrieved from: hiig.de/podcast. Publication details
Organisation of eventsContent Moderation and Platform Accountability
Content Moderation and Platform Accountability – Lunch talk with Martin J. Riedl. From 27.06.2018 to 27.06.2018. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany (National) Further information
Martin J. Riedl