The project was dedicated to the question of how a contemporary measurement and regulation of opinion power on the Internet can be designed.
The aim of three sub-projects was to develop proposals on how the opinion power of intermediaries (e.g. social media, search engines, other politically relevant providers) can be determined and taken into account in the context of regulation.
The aim was to develop
- elaborated and tested instruments for the identification of non-journalistic providers with political relevance,
- procedures for the automated estimation of opinion power and diversity measurement in the area of intermediaries,
- and resulting recommendations for a contemporary regulation of media opinion power.
The project was completed by 30 June, 2023.
Dr. Christoph Egle
Managing Director, bidt
Prof. Dr. Carsten Reinemann
Professor of Political Communication Research, Director of the Department of Media and Communication | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich
Prof. Dr. Simon Hegelich
Professor of Political Data Science, Bavarian School of Public Policy | Technical University of Munich
Prof. Dr. Birgit Stark
Professor of Communication and Media Convergence, Department of Journalism | JGU Mainz
Lisa Zieringer M.A.
Research Associate, Department of Media and Communication | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich
Daniel Stegmann M.A.
Research Associate, Department of Communication | JGU Mainz
Saurabh Dhawan M.Sc.
Research Associate, Bavarian School of Public Policy | Technical University of Munich