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ÖSTERREICHISCHER RUNDFUNK | Flood of Fake News | Prof. Jürgen Pfeffer

What impact does fake news have on social media platforms? New technologies always attract a lot of public attention. HfP Professor Jürgen Pfeffer explains the questions behind the hype. Because these are essential for us as individuals, our society and our democracies.

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TUM honours Prof. Stefan Wurster for Excellence in Teaching

For his outstanding commitment to teaching, the Technical University of Munich honoured HfP Professor Stefan Wurster with the TUM Certificate of Excellence in Teaching. The certificate, which regularly honors exceptional lecturers, was presented during the TUM Teaching Symposium by the Vice…

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Together for a Sustainable Future – Ideas from the CEPS “Ideas Lab”

Developing resilient health systems and industrial policies for the digital age, lowering supply risks for critical raw materials and regulating AI. The world faces various challenges! At the CEPS Ideas Lab in Brussels, policymakers, business leaders, and society discussed solutions. Among them was…

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Reducing Violence in Reelection Campaigns through Foreign Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa

What influence do foreign investments have on the reelection campaigns of governments? A new study from the School of Politics and Public Policy has analyzed data on violence preceding elections in 15 African countries, revealing that leaders backed by markets strengthened through foreign…

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New Survey On The Use of Data by Big Tech

Should dating apps warn users if their latest match is actively browsing multiple platforms or has been noticed for ghosting? A new survey from the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University and the Chair of Public Policy, Governance, and Innovative Technology asks what users consider fair.…

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Prof. Dr. Urs Gasser in TUM Campus about the new Quantum Social Lab at the TUM Think Tank

Need for speed! Quantum technology breaks new grounds. However, alongside numerous opportunities, it also poses risks. Prof. Dr. Urs Gasser heads the new Quantum Social Lab at the TUM Think Tank at HfP. In TUM Campus, he discusses how the initiative aims to explore and shape the impact of quantum…

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OSNEM-Best-Paper-Award 2023 for researchers at HfP

How does social media shape political discourse? Prof. Dr. Orestis Papaksriakopoulos and Prof. Dr. Simon Hegelich, together with Dr. Juan Carlos Medina Serrano, have analyzed how hyperactive users control opinions and thus influence political discourse. For this contribution, OSNEM (Online Social…

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The new Munich Digital Council appoints Prof. Dr. Jürgen Pfeffer as a member

Making digitization accessible to all Munich residents – For this purpose, the Digital Council, established on the initiative of the Munich City Council, brings together various expertise and perspectives from the Munich community. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Pfeffer, together with Prof. Dr. Gudrun Socher…

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Stiftung Mercator funds Urban-Digitainability Lab led by Prof. Dr. Stefan Wurster in cooperation with TUM Think Tank

How to design sustainable and digital cities? With the "Urban Digitainability Lab," Prof. Dr. Stefan Wurster, in cooperation with the TUM Think Tank, focuses on network expansion, education, and collaboration between science and practice. The main topics to be addressed by the project are mobility,…

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GET TO TEXT | Feeding Families Algorithm: Why Instagram Suggests Sexualized Content | Prof. Dr. Jürgen Pfeffer

Instagram is actually a safe photo platform. But the algorithm delivers a toxic mix and apparently plays sexualized content from children – who shouldn’t even be on the platform.