Artificial intelligence, big data, and algorithms are increasingly setting the course of our lives, entailing both positive and negative ramifications. Does the unlimited access to information make us more responsible citizens, or does the constant analysis of our data simply make us more vulnerable to manipulation? What does this mean for democracy? Can all children leverage their potential through digital education, or will some be left behind? It is up to us whether the opportunities or the risks win out. As a society, we must join hands to shape the rules of digitalization. Discover ideas from our work.
Debate culture in digital democracy
The Digital Election Campaign Industry
Influencing voters through social media is becoming increasingly important. The election campaign industry, especially in the USA, is convinced of that. A glimpse into that industry’s tool box – and at the consequences for democracy.
Undercover with Extremists
First virtually, then in real life: using a number of false identities, the extremism researcher Julia Ebner investigates far-right online communities.
Fighting Historical Fake News with Facts
Myths and falsehoods spread like wildfire on the Internet. The historian Theo Müller confronts those lies head on – and, with the GeschichtsCheck.de project, goes into battle against the Internet users who spread historical fake news.
Equal opportunities in the digital world
Tackling Digital Inequality Together
The courage to think in new directions – something IT researcher Catherine Mulligan says is vital if we are to overcome inequality in the digital sphere.
“It Is Our Task to Ensure That Human Rights and Values Drive Digital Technologies”
Interview with UN expert Nanjira Sambuli.
Global Roadmap for Digital Cooperation
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has presented a roadmap detailing specific actions and proposals to reduce the digital divide.
Digital learning at school
Digital Learning: Schools in the Age of Corona
From one day to the next: switching to digital learning at home. A herculean task. Schools that had already embraced digitalization before the coronavirus pandemic had a significant advantage.
Read the magazine "Digital"
More articles on the Foundation's work can be found in the new magazine on digitalization.