Making Sense of the Digital Society

The Power of Platforms and How Publishers Adapt / With Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

Moderation: Tobi Müller

Part of the series “Making Sense of the Digital Society”

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English /  With German simultaneous translation /  approx. 90 min.

Today, more people get news via online platforms like Facebook, Google or Twitter than via any news organization. In his lecture Rasmus Kleis Nielsen revisits the first twenty years of relations between platform companies and news publishers, asking:  how is content distributed, where are decisions made on what to display, and who profits from our behaviour? 


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    Mon 16.12.2019, 19:00 / HAU1

This event will be recorded and broadcasted live.


The lecture series is organised by Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung / bpb). In cooperation with HAU Hebbel am Ufer.


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