- December 15, 2021
- February 04, 2023
On Dec. 15, 2021, the fourth workshop of the project “Engaging German Influencers” took place. The focus was placed on the four central topics that stood out in the previous meetings: Misinformation, hate speech on the Internet, forms of discrimination and conspiracy theories, and how to deal with them. The goal of the workshop was to develop recommendations for political decision-makers, media-representatives, and tech actors.
Against the backdrop of the newly formed federal government in Germany, the internal part of the workshop was devoted to developing recommendations for action for the federal government, the major gatekeepers and tech platforms, as well as influencers and content creators. In the second part of the workshop, participants discussed the future digital policy of the new federal government with Mario Brandenburg, spokesperson for research, technology and innovation of the parliamentary group of the Free Democrats, and Nadine Schön, deputy parliamentary group leader for digital, education and research of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group.
The project is supported by the Open Society Foundations and takes place in cooperation with Reachbird. We would also like to thank the Heinrich Böll Foundation for its support.