The digital transformation is undoubtedly offering incredible opportunities to our society. However, its ethical and social implications are equally raising entirely new questions. This is especially the case for social media. The effects of the digital transformation are extending into all areas of life. This is making the exchange between industry and politicians, on the one hand, and companies and different scientific disciplines and social sectors increasingly more important. Facebook wants to support this exchange. With this in mind, Facebook has initiated “The Discussion Round on Digitalism and Responsibility”, in close cooperation with theologian and ethicist Prof. Dr. Peter Dabrock, Chairman of the German Ethics Council. Representatives from the sciences and society will exchange ideas and thoughts on various topics related to the digital transformation in a constructive dialogue to occur in intermittent intervals.

Amongst others the following individuals took part in the first round of talks:

  • J.D. Steffen Augsberg, Justus Liebig University Gießen
  • PhD Wolfgang Gründinger, Foundation for the Rights of Future Generations
  • PhD Simon Hegelich, Bavarian School of Public Policy, Munich (HfP) an der Technischen Universität München
  • Dr. Jeanette Hofmann, Free University Berlin
  • PhD, Christian Montag, University of Ulm
  • PhD Catrin Misselhorn, University of Stuttgart
  • J.D. Christoph Möllers LL.M., Humboldt University in Berlin
  • PhD Armin Nassehi, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
  • Frank Schmiechen, Gründerszene
  • Dr. Judith Simon, University of Hamburg
  • Dr. Katharina Zweig, Technical University Kaiserslautern
  • Elliot Schrage, Facebook
  • Lord Richard Allan, Facebook
  • Martin Ott, Facebook
  • Constanze Osei-Becker, Facebook
  • Semjon Rens, Facebook