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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

Here you will find an overview of all HIIG experts and their specific expertise on digitalisation and the digital society, as well as a selection of current topics in the public debate.

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This overview is a selection of articles about HIIG research that have appeared in print and online media.

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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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Empowerment, fairness and visibility: Tackling gender issues in tech and AI

The Women* in Tech research team is developing strategies to address the structural and systemic discrimination of women*.

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Du siehst eine Sammlung von alten Stadtkarten. Sie stehen sinnbildlich für die unterschiedlichen Wege zur Impelmentierung von Bildungstechnologie. You see a collection of old city maps. They are emblematic of the different ways of implementing educational technology.

Organising digital change at the university: new field guide for implementing educational technology

Educational technology plays a critical role in transforming lecture halls. The guide provides recommendations for implementing digital change.

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Du siehst ein Globus, auf dem Public Interest AI (KI im öffentlichen Interesse) steht

When does an AI serve the public interest? New platform shows global projects and criteria

With the interface, we are taking a pioneering step towards establishing a global community for artificial intelligence (AI) in the public interest.

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