Neue Publikation bei CACM


Neues Paper zum Thema "New threats to society from free-speech social media platforms" von CACM akzeptiert.

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Das neue Paper von Dominik Bär - Doktorand und Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter bei uns im Team - und weiteren Autoren, zum Thema New threats to society from free-speech social media platforms wurde von Communications of the ACM (CACM) angenommen.


In recent years, several free-speech social media platforms (so-called "alt-techs") have emerged, such as Parler, Gab, and Telegram. These platforms market themselves as alternatives to mainstream social media and proclaim "free-speech" due to the absence of content moderation, which has been attracting a large base of partisan users, extremists, and supporters of conspiracy theories. In this comment, we discuss some of the threats that emerge from such social media platforms and call for more policy efforts directed at understanding and countering the risks for society.