Official as of October 1: I’ll be co-leading a new team working on disinformation in digital spaces. Under the title “Upgrade Democracy”, we will analyse and highlight the dynamics of disinformation. If this seems detached from my usual focus on sustainability, climate action, and innovation — I can assure you, it is not. Not only... Continue Reading →
"Manipulation of Public Opinion in Social Media: Actors, Trends, Counter-strategies" -- this wasn't exactly an easy to digest or necessarily uplifting topic, but it has been a great pleasure quizzing Lisa-Maria Neudert, John Jal Dak, and Amber Macintyre about their research and insights into the various complexities of (social) media capture during the Forum Media... Continue Reading →
On October 23, I had the pleasure to host Moritz Riesewieck, one of the directors of the award-winning documentary "The Cleaners" at the RSA in London. As part of Mozfest House, we screened the documentary to a very interested, knowledgeable audience and invited them in the following "Ask me Anything" session to think about potential... Continue Reading →
Joined a panel with Caroline Sinders, Øyving Stømmen, and Margarita Tsomou talking about platform regulation and its effect on the openness of the web. Watch Video.
In 2017, Germany made international headlines as a potential new “free speech sheriff” when the parliament passed the “Act to improve the enforcement of the law in social networks”, or in German “NetzDG”, on June 30. The law entered into force on October 1, 2017 and requires affected platforms to be compliant by January 1,... Continue Reading →