Max Hänska

PhD (LSE), MSc (LSE), BA (Kent)

I’m a Berlin based certified product owner in health tech and ML. Not long ago I was an Associate Professor in Media and Communications, and continue to explore the role of digital technologies and machine learning models in political communication and citizen journalism.

I’ve got a deep interest in responsible innovation and technology ethics, in fact I’m writing a book for Routledge on what justice demands of communication technologies. 

I tinker with machine- and deep learning, experiment with GANs, and develop ML products for tackling misinformation on social networks. Making Tech and ML more inclusive, and leveraging technology for social good are my passions.

 I am the founding editor of the Euro Crisis in the Press blog.


Fabrizio Poltronieri is presenting a joint paper Technical Images and Visual Art in the Era of Artificial Intelligence: From GOFAI to GANs at ARTECH in Braga, Portugal on 24 October.

I have new papers on Normative Analysis in the Communications Field: Why we Should Distinguish Communicative Means and Ends of Justice

A paper with Stefan Bauchowitz Can social media facilitate a European public sphere? Transnational communication and the Europeanization of Twitter during the Eurozone crisis appeared mid 2019.

Also a new chapter #ThisIsACoup: The Emergence of an Anti-Austerity Hashtag across Europe’s Twittersphere in the anthology The Media and Austerity: Comparative Perspectives.

Fabrizio Poltronieri presented our work on the use of convolutional neural networks for visual social media analysis at the HIIG Workshop on “The turn to artificial intelligence in governing communication online” We also organising a workshop “A primer in automating visual social media analysis with deep learning techniques” and presented a paper  “Visual social media, fakery and AI'” at the 2018 AoIR conference in Montreal.


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