[governance] Busted! The Truth About the 50 Most Common Internet Myths: Your Chance to Participate

Matthias C. Kettemann" (via governance Mailing List governance at lists.riseup.net
Wed May 15 18:23:17 EDT 2019

Dear Internet users, researchers, and activists,
dear friends and colleagues,

The Internet never forgets ... and on the Internet, nobody knows you are a
dog ... Is the Internet a dangerous place ruled by bots? Are states the
enemies of a free Internet? Do human rights apply online? Is there a future
for the Global South on the Internet? Are data monopolies unstoppable? And
is the Internet full of fake news? Or is all the talk about fake news
actually fake news?

We have been commissioned to edit a book busting these and other common
Internet myths ("Busted! The Truth About the 50 Most Common Internet Myths
It will be published in English and German this fall in the run-up to the
Internet Governance Forum in Berlin 2019, both online and in print and will
be widely distributed, including to all IGF participants on-site.

At this stage we ask you to help us identify the most common Internet
myths, that is misconceptions (accidental or on purpose) about the impact
and reality of the internet and internet-based communication in the wider

We are looking for the most popular (or unpopular) Internet myths. After
collecting 100 of them we will get back to you and vote on which 50 myths
should make it into the book.

Please enter your suggestions using this form
by Tuesday, 21 May 2019.

Do you feel like you could write the debunking story (around 450 words, by
15 July 2019), too? Then please add this as well in the form.

Do you know of someone who could be an Internet mythbuster? Then feel free
to forward them this invitation.

In the age of uncertainty, we invite you to participate in an exciting book
that seeks to make Internet myths a thing of the past. If you have any
queries, please contact us at m.kettemann at leibniz-hbi.de and
s.dreyer at leibniz-hbi.de.

Matthias and Stephan

Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann and Dr. Stephan Dreyer
Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI), Hamburg,
Rothenbaumchaussee 36 | 20148 Hamburg | Germany

Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Head of Research | Research Program *Regulatory *
*Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Online Spaces*
Rothenbaumchaussee 36 | 20148 Hamburg | Germany
mail <m.kettemann at hans-bredow-institut.de> | web
<https://hans-bredow-institut.de/en/staff/matthias-c-kettemann> | +49 (0)40
45 02 17 36

Associated Researcher | Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and
Society (HIIG) <https://www.hiig.de/matthias-kettemann/>, Berlin
Affiliated Researcher | Cluster of Excellence „
of Frankfurt am Main
Lecturer | Institute of International Law and International Relations
<http://voelkerrecht.uni-graz.at/en/>, University of Graz, Austria


See my research on disinformation
, cybersecurity,
internet law, <https://library.fes.de/pdf-files/akademie/12068.pdf>
freedom of expression,
to internet access,
Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG)

New study: Kettemann, International Rules for Social Media. Safeguarding
human rights, combating disinformation, Global Governance Spotlight 2/2019
(Development and Peace Foundation (sef:), Bonn, 2019) (auch auf Deutsch

New book: Wagner/Kettemann/Vieth (eds.), Research Handbook on Human Rights
Digital Technology
Edward Elgar, 2019)

New Working Paper: Kettemann, Die normative Ordnung der Cyber-Sicherheit

Normative Orders Working Paper 01/2019
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