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Vincent Hofmann

Vincent Hofmann has been working as a junior researcher at the HIIG since June 2021. He is working on the project “The Ethics of Digitalisation“.

He studied law at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main (on a scholarship from the Deutschlandstipendium) with a focus on the Internationalisation and Europeanisation of law. His research is focused on Platform Governance.

In addition to his studies, he produced the weekly podcast “Wer will was von wem woraus [Who wants what from whom]”, in which he discussed the content and problems of law studies for students.

Porträt von Vincent Hoffman, mit schwarzer Brille, lächelt in die Kamera.

Position

Researcher: AI & Society Lab

Working paper

Berger, C., Freihse, C., Hofmann, V., Kettemann, M. C., Mosene, K. (2023). Dezentralisierung als Demokratisierung: Mastodon statt Plattformmacht. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society & Bertelsmann Foundation. Publication details

Berger, C., Freihse, C., Hofmann, V., Kettemann, M. C., Mosene, K. (2023). Potenziale von kleineren Plattformen: Was können wir von ihnen lernen? Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society & Bertelsmann Foundation. Publication details

Berger, C., Freihse, C., Hofmann, V., Kettemann, M. C., Mosene, K. (2023). Rat beim Beirat: Potenzial von Plattformbeiräten. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society & Bertelsmann Foundation. Publication details

Berger, C., Freihse, C., Hofmann, V., Kettemann, M. C., Mosene, K. (2023). Bedrohungen für die Demokratie: Klima-Fehlinformationen und geschlechtsspezifische Desinformation. Humboldt Institut for Internet and Society & Bertelsmann Foundation. Publication details

Berger, C., Freihse, C., Hofmann, V., Kettemann, M. C., Mosene, K. (2023). EU-Wahlen 2024: Wie wir resilienter gegen Desinformationskampagnen auf sozialen Plattformen werden. Humboldt Institut for Internet and Society & Bertelsmann Foundation. Publication details

Other publications

Hofmann, V. (2022). Explaining AI – How to explain the unexplainable? Digital society blog. Publication details

Asghari, H., Birner, N., Burchardt, A., Dicks, D., Fassbender, J., Feldhus, N., Hewett, F., Hofmann, V., Kettemann, M. C., Schulz, W., Simon, J., Stolberg-Larsen, J., & Züger, T. (2022). What to explain when explaining is difficult. An interdisciplinary primer on XAI and meaningful information in automated decision-making. HIIG Impact Publication Series. Publication details

Hofmann, V. (2022). Towards an African Narrative on Digital Sovereignty. Digital society blog. Publication details

Hofmann, V., Kettemann, M. C., Böke, J., & Mosene, K. (2021). Wahl-Watching – Was du machen kannst, um den Online-Wahlkampf fairer zu machen. Media Research Blog. Publication details

Hofmann, V., Dinar, C., Kettemann, M.C., Hinrichs, L., Böke, J., & Gradulewski, M. (2021). Governance by Geschäft: Recht und Macht der App Stores. Media Research Blog. Publication details

Butters, N., Bollmann, H., Hofmann, V., & Kettemann, M. (2021). Digitalisierung definieren: Eine Verteidigung ethischer Prinzipien im digitalen Zeitalter. Digital Society Blog. Publication details

Organisation of events

The EU Elections 2024: How to build resilience against disinformation campaigns on social platforms
The EU Elections 2024: How to build resilience against disinformation campaigns on social platforms. 22.08.2023. Online, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Bertelsmann Stiftung (National) Further information

Vincent Hofmann, Katharina Mosene, Matthias C. Kettemann

Network of Centers: Future Formats
Network of Centers: Future Formats. 20.07.2023. Online, Berlin, Germany (International) Further information

Vincent Hofmann, Wolfgang Schulz

Threats to democracy: Climate misinformation and gendered disinformation
Threats to democracy: Climate misinformation and gendered disinformation. 20.07.2023. Online, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Bertelsmann Stiftung (National) Further information

Vincent Hofmann, Katharina Mosene, Matthias C. Kettemann

European Hub Relaunch
19.07.2023. Online, Berlin, Germany (International) Further information

Vincent Hofmann, Wolfgang Schulz

Rat beim Beirat: Potenzial von Plattformbeiräten
Rat beim Beirat: Potenzial von Plattformbeiräten. 27.06.2023. Online, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Bertelsmann Stiftung (National) Further information

Vincent Hofmann, Katharina Mosene, Matthias C. Kettemann

Potenziale von kleineren Plattformen: Was können wir von ihnen lernen?
Potenziale von kleineren Plattformen: Was können wir von ihnen lernen?. 16.05.2023. Online, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Bertelsmann Stiftung (National) Further information

Vincent Hofmann, Katharina Mosene, Matthias C. Kettemann

Dezentralisierung als Demokratisierung: Mastodon statt Plattformmacht
Dezentralisierung als Demokratisierung: Mastodon statt Plattformmacht. 18.04.2023. online, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Bertelsmann Stiftung (National) Further information

Vincent Hofmann, Katharina Mosene, Matthias C. Kettemann

International Summer School in Delhi - Platform Governance
From 20.03.2023 to 26.03.2023. Centre for Communication Governance (National Law University Delhi), Delhi, India. Co-Organised by: Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI), Rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Hamburg (UNESCO Chair on Freedom of Communication), CCG in Delhi, Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers and Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio) (International)

Christian Ollig, Vincent Hofmann, Wolfgang Schulz

Digitaler Salon: Keeping up with the Gatekeepers
25.05.2022. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Online, Berlin, Germany (National) Further information

Sarah Spitz, Vincent Hofmann

Closing Event: Ethics of Digitalisation
with attending Vip: Sandra Cortesi, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; Malavika Jayaram, Digital Asia Hub. From 07.02.2022 to 07.02.2022. Schloss Bellevue, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Office of the Federal President of Germany, Network of Centers, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, Digital Asia Hub (International) Further information

Hanna-Sophie Bollmann, Vincent Hofmann, Nadine Birner, Matthias C. Kettemann, Wolfgang Schulz

Participation as expert

Data Science meets Law Winter School on Responsible AI Tel Aviv University, Technion, Ramat Gan Academic College, Boston University. Ein Gedi Hotel, the Dead Sea, Kibbutz Ein Gedi, Israel: 10.01.2023 Further information

Vincent Hofmann

Stakeholder-Dialog – Ethik der Digitalisierung
Stakeholder-Dialog – Ethik der Digitalisierung Stakeholder-Dialog – Ethik der Digitalisierung Berkman Klein Center, Digital Asia Hub. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany: 06.10.2021 Further information

Vincent Hofmann, Freya Hewett, Georg von Richthofen, Adrian Kopps, Bronwen Deacon, Matthias C. Kettemann, Wolfgang Schulz

Explainable AI
Explainable AI Research Clinic – Explainable AI Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. Coconat Gutshof, Bad Belzig, Germany: 08.09.2021 Further information

Vincent Hofmann, Jakob Stolberg-Larsen, Freya Hewett, Matthias C. Kettemann, Wolfgang Schulz, Theresa Züger

Media appearances

Debatte über Meinungsfreiheit: Brauchen soziale Medien Parlamente? (09.05.2022). Tiroler Tageszeitung
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Sovereign data control could boost Africa’s ‘gig economy’ (27.06.2022). Rwanda Post
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