Nachrichtenkonsum in digitalen Medien: Mehr Vielfalt durch Google, Facebook und Co

Soziale Medien und Suchmaschinen – sogenannte Intermediäre – befördern den individuellen Nachrichtenkonsum und die Vielfalt der Nachrichtenquellen. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt eine aktuelle Studie der GESIS-Wissenschaftler Sebastian Stier und Johannes Breuer gemeinsam mit Michael Scharkow von der Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz und Frank Mangold von der Universität Hohenheim – und

Interaction and Infection

Simulating non-pharmaceutical inventions against the spread of a viral disease from a social science perspective. The spreading of viruses depends not only on its biological properties or the availability of effective pharmaceutical remedies but also on human behaviour. Since there are currently no pharmaceutical measures available against CoVID-19, much of

It’s not easy to spot disinformation on Twitter

Here’s what we learned from 8 political ‘astroturfing’ campaigns. Dr. Sebastian Stier and his co-authors Franziska Keller, David Schoch, and JungHwan Yang examine so called “astroturfing” campaigns which aim at misleading the public by giving a false impression that there is genuine grass-roots support or opposition for a particular group

It’s Not Such ‘A Fair Way Off’ to Process Open Data: Facing Requirements on Open Access and the FAIR Data Principles.

Dr. Sebastian Netscher clarifies the difference between Open Data and FAIR Data, and explains why even access-restricted data can conform to FAIR principles. He recommends that researchers focus on processing shareable data and rely on the existing research infrastructure of data archives and repositories. Dr. Sebastian Netscher erklärt den Unterschied