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As the press office of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), we see ourselves as a European information platform for digitization research with a broad, dynamic and diverse network within the Internet community. We will gladly connect you with experts on your request, arrange interview partners or background discussions.


For all press inquiries, please contact us via e-mail or by phone +49 30 200 760 82.


Frederik Efferenn

Head of Science Communication

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Our expertise page provides an overview of all HIIG specialists and their professional expertise in the fields of digitalisation and the digital society. Additionally, you can find a selection of interview partners for current press topics.

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Archive Platform HIIG

From disinformation to hate speech: Platform Governance Archive reveals how social platforms regulate our communication

The Platform Governance Archive (PGA) has released a systematic collection of the corporate policies of major social media platforms.

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Interface von ChatGPT

The responsibility of science: Experts encourage proactive use of ChatGPT with new ethical standards

A Delphi study explores how big language models like ChatGPT could change the science system.

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Plattform Demokratie Pressemitteilung Platform Democracy Press release

Democracy on the internet: Platform councils as an advisory tool for social media

A research team has released policy recommendations for creating independent bodies to monitor social media platforms.

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