Matthias C. Kettemann, PD, Mag., Dr., LL.M.

Dr. Kettemann is head of the research programme ” Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Online Spaces” at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research │ Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI). He leads a team of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who investigate the rules under which new forms and practices of communication are realized in digital communication spaces, and especially in social networks. Dr. Kettemann previously led the projects “Crisis of Normativity and Normativity of the Crisis in the Internet” and “The Normative Order of the Internet” at the Cluster of Excellence “The Emergence of Normative Orders” at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. He was a member of the directorate of the Cluster of Excellence, Convenor of the Frankfurt Colloquium for Internet Research, Co-Convenor of the “Norms, Plurality, Critique, Postdoctoral Dialogue Series” and founder and co-lead of the Research Focus “Internet and Society”.

Dr. Kettemann studied law in Graz and Geneva and was Fulbright and Boas Scholar at Harvard Law School (LL.M. 2010). In 2012 he received his doctorate at Karl-Franzens-University Graz for a thesis on the future of the individual in international law. From 2006 to 2013 he was lecturer at the Institute for International Law and International Relations of the University of Graz, where he continues to hold courses. Since October 2013, he has conducted research as post-doctoral fellow at the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at the University of Frankfurt.

Dr. Kettemann has been co-chair of the Internet Rights & Principles Coalition, has done consultative work for the Council of Europe, the European Parliament and the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency, and has acted as expert for several DAX companies and foundations on Internet regulation, cybersecurity and intellectual property law. He is editorial consultant for jusIT – Journal of Information Law and reviewer (inter alia) for  Computer Law & Security Review: The International Journal of Technology Law and Practice; Völkerrechtsblog. International Law and International Legal Thought, juridikum. zeitschrift für kritik | recht | gesellschaftPolicy & Internet, First Monday and Political Communication. Dr. Kettemann is also an affiliate of the Network of Excellence in Internet Science and National Expert of the Internet & Jurisdiction Observatory. From 2015-2017 he was ad personam expert member and rapporteur of the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Internet intermediaries.

Dr. Kettemann publishes regularly on legal issues of the Internet. He is author and (co-)editor of 16 books (including an introduction into the freedom of expression on the Internet that has been translated into three languages), 40+ articles in collected volumes and 50+ journal articles.

Matthias C.

Position

Associated Researcher: Leibniz-Insitut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Insitut

Books

Kettemann, M.C. (2020). The Normative Order of the Internet. A Theory of Online Rule and Regulation. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. Publication details

Benedek, W., & Kettemann, M.C. (2020). Freedom of Expression on the Internet. Strasbourg, Frankreich: Europarat. Publication details

Wagner, B., Kettemann, M., & Vieth, K. (Eds.) (2019). Research Handbook on Human Rights and Digital Technology. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. DOI: 10.4337/9781785367724 Publication details

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Kettemann, M.C., & Wittner, F. (2020). Made in Europe: Concept and Critique of the Role of Europe as a Global Internet Standard-Setter in Light of the GDPR (and the Network Enforcement Act). ZaöRV (2020) i.E.. Publication details

Kettemann, M. (2019). Internationale Regeln für soziale Medien. Menschenrechte wahren und Desinformation bekämpfen. Global Governance Spotlight, 2(5), 1-4. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C., & Mosene, K. (2019). Hassrede und Katzenbilder: Ausgewählte menschenrechtliche Aspekte der Governance von Meinungsäußerungen im Internet. Linzer Schriften zu Gender und Recht, Bd 63: Hass im Netz – Grenzen digitaler Freiheit, 92-122. Publication details

Edited works

Mosene, K., Kettemann, M.C. (Eds.) (2019). Many Worlds, Many Nets, Many Visions. Berlin, Germany: Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Insitute. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. & Dreyer, S. (Eds.) (2019). Busted! The Truth About the 50 Most Common Internet Myths. Berlin, Germany: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology / Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institute. Publication details

Kleinwächter, W. & Kettemann, M.C. & Senges, M. (Eds.) (2019). Towards a Global Framework for Cyber Peace and Digital Cooperation. An Agenda for the 2020s. Berlin, Germany: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Publication details

Schulz, W. & Kettemann, M.C. & Heldt, A.P. (2019). Probleme und Potenziale des NetzDG – ein Reader mit fünf HBI-Expertisen., Arbeitspapiere des HBI Nr. 48 Hamburg, Germany: Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut. Publication details

Book contributions and chapters

Kettemann, M.C. (2020). Navigating Normative Orders. Interdisciplinary Perspectives., Clusterreihe Normative Orders, i.E. Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland: Campus Verlag. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. (2020). Deontology of the Digital: The Normative Order of the Internet., Kettemann (ed.), Normative Ordnungen. Neue Perspektiven / Normative Orders. New Perspectives (Frankfurt/New York: Campus, 2020), i.E. Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland: Campus Verlag. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. (2020). Die normative Ordnung des Internets: eine neue Theorie der Regulierung der Digitalität. In August Reinisch, Tagungsband des 44. Österreichischen Völkerrechstags 2019, August Reinisch (Hrsg.), Tagungsband des 44. Österreichischen Völkerrechstags 2019 (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2020), i.E.. Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland: Peter Lang. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. (2020). Internet Governance. In Jahnel et al., Internetrecht, 4. Auflage (Wien: Springer, 2020) (i.E.), Jahnel et al. (Hrsg.), Internetrecht, 4. Auflage (Wien: Springer, 2020) (i.E.). Wien, Österreich: Springer Verlag. Publication details

Kettemann, M. (2019). “This is Not a Drill”: International Law and Protection of Cybersecurity. In B. Wagner, M. Kettemann, & K. Vieth, Research Handbook of Human Rights and Digital Technology (pp. 113-128). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. (2019). Making Internet Access for All a Reality., K. Mosene & M.C. Kettemann (Eds.): Many Worlds. Many Nets. Many Visions. Critical Voices, Visions and Vectors for Internet Governance (pp. 42) Berlin, Germany: Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institute. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. & Mosene, K. (2019). Space for all, voice for all!, K. Mosene & M.C. Kettemann (Eds.): Many Worlds. Many Nets. Many Visions. Critical Voices, Visions and Vectors for Internet Governance (pp. 7-9) Berlin, Germany: Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institute. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. (2019). Busted! International law does not apply on the Internet., M.C. Kettemann & S. Dreyer (Eds.): Busted! The Truth About the 50 Most Common Internet Myths (pp. 22-24) Berlin, Germany: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology / Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institute. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. & Kleinwächter, W. & Senges, M. (2019). Implementing Sustainable Digital Cooperation: Towards Next Generation Internet Governance., M.C. Kettemann & W. Kleinwächter & M. Senges (Eds.): Towards a Global Framework for Cyber Peace and Digital Cooperation. An Agenda for the 2020s. (pp. 16-20) Berlin, Germany: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Publication details

Working paper

Kettemann, M.C., & Schulz, W. (2020). Setting Rules for 2.7 Billion. A (First) Look into Facebook’s Norm-Making System: Results of a Pilot Study. Working Papers of the Hans-Bredow-Institut | Works in Progress, # 1. Publication details

Kettemann, M. (2019). Die normative Ordnung der Cyber-Sicherheit: Zum Potential von Cybersicherheitsnormen. Normative Orders Working Paper, 1/2019. Publication details

Other publications

Kettemann, M.C., Kleinwächter, W., Senges, M., Schweiger, J. (2020). Cross-Pollination in Cyberspace and the Internet Governance “Spaghetti-Ball”: How to Design a Global Mechanism for Digital Cooperation? CircleID. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C., Kleinwächter, W., Senges, M., & Schweiger, J. (2020). Comments on Recommendation 5A/B of the UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, How to Build an Enhanced Mechanism for Digital Cooperation. A Multistakeholder Statement from Germany. Global Cooperation Digital. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. (2020). Input Paper for the Stakeholder Dialogue on the Digital Cooperation Architecture. Missions Publique (2020). Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. (2020). Wir brauchen eine solide Rechtfertigungs-Governance. Frankfurter interdisziplinäre Debatte Blog, 9.4.2020. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C., & Schulz, W. (2020). , Fünf Jahre Haft für kritische Berichte? Ungarns Demokratie als Opfer von Corona. MEDIA RESEARCH BLOG - Der Blog des Leibniz-Instituts für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C., & Schulz, W. (2020). Inside Facebook, Tagesspiegel Background Digitalisierung & KI. Tagesspiegel Background Digitalisierung und KI, 31.1.2020. Publication details

Mosene, K., & Kettemann, M.C. (2020). Many worlds, many nets, many visions. HIIG encore | MAGAZINE ON INTERNET AND SOCIETY RESEARCH, VOLUME 2019/2020, 110-112. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C., & Dreyer, S. (2020). Busted! The truth about the 50 most common internet myths. HIIG encore | MAGAZINE ON INTERNET AND SOCIETY RESEARCH, VOLUME 2019/2020, 142-146. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C., Kleinwächter, W., & Senges, M. (2020). Let’s build a better Internet. An Internet powered by the people and for the people. Digital Society Blog. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. (2020). It’s promising that things are moving in the direction of more cooperation. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Hrsg.), Wer regiert das Internet? (Berlin: FES, 2020), 26-30. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. & Dreyer, S. (2019). Stimmt’s? 50 Internetmythen auf dem Prüfstand. Digital society blog. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. (2019). Die echten Probleme falscher Nachrichten. Tagesspiegel Background Digitalisierung und KI, 10.9.2019. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. (2019). Good news, bad news, fake news, real news. The importance of trust in the age of information, disinformation and misinformation. Missions Publiques, Briefing materials for International Citizens’ Debates – „We, the Internet“, Paris/Berlin (Oktober 2019) / IGF Wiki. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. (2019). How an online order fights fragmentation. Digital society blog. Publication details

Kettemann, M.C. (2019). Ein Internet für alle Menschen. Tagesspiegel Background Digitalisierung und KI, 06.06.2019. Publication details

Kettemann M.C. & Mosene, K. (2019). IGF Wiki. IGF Wiki of the Internet Governance Forum 2019. Publication details

Mosene, K., Kettemann, M.C. (Eds.) (2019). Critical Voices, Visions and Vectors for Internet Governance. Digital society blog. Publication details

Lectures and presentations

Menschenrechte 2.0 – Ethische und juristische Herausforderungen vor dem Hintergrund von KI und Digitalisierung
ETHIKUM, Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart. ETHIKUM, Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany: 12.11.2020 Further information

Matthias C. Kettemann

Governing Communications Between 2,7 Billion Users: A Pilot Study of How Facebook Sets and Legitimizes its Content Moderation Rules
General Conference, ECPR. Online, Innsbruck, Austria: 26.08.2020 Further information

Matthias C. Kettemann

Kick off: Ethics of Digitalisation. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, Digital Asia Hub. tba, Berlin, Germany: 17.08.2020

Wolfgang Schulz, Katharina Mosene, Matthias Kettemann

Corona und die Menschenrechte
1. Digitaler Völkerrechtssalon: Die Corona-Krise und das Völkerrecht. Universität Graz / online, Graz, Austria: 04.06.2020 Further information

Matthias C. Kettemann

Grotius goes Google: Potenziale und Probleme des Internetvölkerrechts
Trierer Gespräche 
zu Recht und Digitalisierung „Die digitale Dimension des Rechts“. Institut für Recht und Digitalisierung, Universität Trier, Trier, Germany: 07.01.2020 Further information

Matthias C. Kettemann

Back up: Can Users Sue Platforms to Reinstate Deleted Content? A Comparative Study of US and German Jurisprudence
Internet Governance Forum 2019 (Session: Giganet Workshop). Estrel, Berlin, Germany: 25.11.2019 Further information

Matthias C. Kettemann

Wer hat welche Macht im Internet?
re:publica19 (Session: DenkFabrik). re:publica / New Thinking. Station Berlin, Berlin, Germany: 06.05.2019 Further information

Matthias C. Kettemann

Lunch Talk Series, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (Session: The Normative Order of the Internet: Norms, Actors and Normative Figurations). Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany: 07.03.2019 Further information

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Panels

1. Digitaler Salon Technikwissenschaften: Krisentechnologien und Kooperationstechnik. Perspektiven auf die Rolle menschenzentrierter Technik bei der Krisenbewältigung. online, Berlin, Germany: 18.06.2020 Further information

Matthias C. Kettemann

Leibniz Media Lunch Talk: Der Corona-Effekt: Schlaglichter auf Technik und Recht in der Pandemiebekämpfung zwischen China und Europa. Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) / online. Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) / online, Hamburg, Germany: 28.04.2020 Further information

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Moderation of workshops and panels

Research Sprint: Ethics of digitalisation. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, Digital Asia Hub. Berkman Klein Center, Harvard, USA: 05.10.2020

Wolfgang Schulz, Katharina Mosene, Matthias Kettemann

Research Sprint: AI and content moderation. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, Digital Asia Hub. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany: 17.08.2020

Wolfgang Schulz, Katharina Mosene, Matthias Kettemann

Organisation of events

1. Digitaler Salon Technikwissenschaften: Krisentechnologien und Kooperationstechnik. Perspektiven auf die Rolle menschenzentrierter Technik bei der Krisenbewältigung
From 18.06.2020 to 18.06.2020. Junge Forum: Technikwissenschaften (JF:TEC), Helmut-Schmidt-Universität/Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg / online, Hamburg, Germany (National) Further information

Katharina Mosene, Matthias C. Kettemann

1. Digitaler Völkerrechtssalon: Die Corona-Krise und das Völkerrecht
From 04.06.2020 to 04.06.2020. Universität Graz / online, Graz, Austria. Co-Organised by: Institut für Völkerrecht und Internationale Beziehungen der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz • Alexander von Humboldt-Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin • Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut, Hamburg (International) Further information

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Leibniz Media Lunch Talk: Der Corona-Effekt: Schlaglichter auf Technik und Recht in der Pandemiebekämpfung zwischen China und Europa
From 28.04.2020 to 28.04.2020. Leibniz Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut, Hamburg, Germany. Co-Organised by: Leibniz-Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) (National) Further information

Katharina Mosene, Matthias C. Kettemann

Lunch Talk: Smart City Digital Governance
with attending Vip: Ellen P. Goodman. 04.12.2019. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany (International) Further information

Natasha Vukajlovic, Matthias C. Kettemann, Christian Grauvogel

Panel: Data-Driven Democracy: Ensuring Values in the Internet Age
Internet Governance Forum 2019. 27.11.2019. Estrel, Berlin, Germany (International) Further information

Matthias C. Kettemann

Buchpräsentation: Busted! 50 Internet Myths
Internet Governance Forum 2019. with attending Vip: Stephan Dreyer. 26.11.2019. Estrel, Berlin, Germany (International) Further information

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Many Worlds. Many Nets. Many Visions - Critical Voices, Visions and Vectors for Internet Governance
Side Event: Internet Governance Forum 2019. with attending Vip: Nicole Shephard. 26.11.2019. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Leibniz-Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI), IGF Dynamic Coalition on Gender and Internet Governance, netzforma*, Gunda-Werner-Institute, Centre for Internet and Human Rights (International) Further information

Katharina Mosene, Matthias C. Kettemann

Deliberating and bootstrapping the plan to evolve Internet Governance in the 2020s
Internet Governance Forum 2019. with attending Vip: Max Senges, Wolfgang Kleinwächter. 25.11.2019. Estrel, Berlin, Germany (International) Further information

Katharina Mosene, Matthias C. Kettemann

Künstliche Intelligenz: Wie lassen sich wirtschaftlicher Erfolg und Gemeinwohlinteressen zusammenbringen?
Internet Governance Forum Deutschland 2019. 11.09.2019. Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, Berlin, Germany (National) Further information

Matthias C. Kettemann

Horch, was kommt von draußen rein? Desinformation im Internet
Network & Politics Series #7. 10.09.2019. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Networks & Politics, Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (National) Further information

Katharina Mosene, Matthias C. Kettemann

Anforderungen an gute menschliche und algorithmische Entscheidungssysteme & Protecting the Global Digital Information Ecosystem
12.04.2019. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany (National)

Matthias C. Kettemann

Is one hour enough to protect human rights online?
09.04.2019. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Deutschland (International) Further information

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Discussion with Prof. Martin Scheinin (EUI)
with attending Vip: Martin Scheinin. 09.04.2019. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (National) Further information

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The Normative Order of the Internet: Norms, Actors and Normative Figurations – Lunch Talk with Matthias C. Kettemann
07.03.2019. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Deutschland (International) Further information

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Participation as expert

Bots, die beißen: Völkerrechtliche Grenzen der staatlichen Nutzung sozialer Medien zur aktiven Cyberaußenpolitik
Horch, was kommt von draußen rein? Desinformation im Internet Network & Politics Series #7 Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany: 10.09.2019 Further information

Matthias C. Kettemann

How best to fight online hate speech: distributing responsibility between states and companies
Tackling illegal content online: safeguarding digital rights Internet Governance Forum 2019Estrel, Berlin, Germany: 26.11.2019 Further information

Matthias C. Kettemann

Norms made in Europe: The European Regulatory Model for Data Protection as an Export Factor
Data-Driven Democracy: Ensuring Values in the Internet Age Internet Governance Forum 2019Estrel, Berlin, Germany: 27.11.2019 Further information

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Media appearances

Keine Black-Box: Studie bringt Licht in Regeln von Facebook (28.01.2020). Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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Das Internet vergisst nicht – doch (02.12.2019). Deutschlandfunk
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Considerations on the High-Level Panel's "Internet Governance Forum Plus" Model (04.11.2019). Circle ID
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Datenethik-Kommission: IT-Wirtschaft warnt vor Generalverdacht gegen Algorithmen (25.10.2019). Heise
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POLITICO Pro Morning Tech, presented by Intel: Vestager’s second term — Parliament committee competence fights — Facebook’s oversight board (19.09.2019). POLITICO Morning Tech
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Die echten Probleme falscher Nachrichten (10.09.2019). Tagesspiegel
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Wer die Macht hat, hat die Möglichkeiten (07.05.2019). Süddeutsche Zeitung
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