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GDHRNet Working Paper #1 – Viral Information: How States and Platforms Deal with Covid-19-related Disinformation: an Exploratory Study of 18 Countries

Author: Kettemann, M. C., & Fertmann, M. (Eds.)
Published in: Verlag Hans-Bredow-Institut
Year: 2020
Type: Edited works and special issues

The Working Papers of the Global Digital Human Rights Network contain both an idealistic and a practice-oriented dimension. It is often difficult but always unavoidable for academia to reach out to the “real world”. Scholars working with digital human rights have for some time realized that in the digital domain of human rights theory matters less and technical solutions matter more. The Working Paper series, again idealistically, attempt to reverse this pattern. The level of this goal’s pragmatism depends on the Network’s capability to break or at least question the strengthening grip of the online companies as powerful actors in defining the image of human rights in the digital landscape.

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

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