Faculty of Business and Economics

Faculty of Business and Economics

Exams in the winter semester 2020/21

Prüfungswagen mit grünen Plastikkisten, in denen sich Kartons mit Klausuren befinden (206px)

Dear students,
since it is currently unclear whether and to what extent examinations at the end of the semester can be held in person, the Faculty of Business and Economics decided to switch to online exams as far as possible. In this way, we hope that you will be able to take the exams at the end of the semester with a high degree of planning certainty. You will also be informed by the module coordinators at least 14 days before the respective exam if it will be different from the module description. Furthermore, the Faculty's Examination Office informs about the general procedure of online exams on its website.

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Detection of false news that can influence capital markets

Porträtfoto von Jan Muntermann. Er trägt einen dunkelgrauen Anzug mit blauer Krawatte und weißem Hemd (206px).

Social media are increasingly being used to spread targeted fake news. This problem also exists on capital markets - criminals spread fake news about companies to manipulate share prices, for example. Prof. Dr. Jan Muntermann, together with scientists from the University of Frankfurt and the Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana, has developed a model that can be used to detect such fake news, even if it is repeatedly adapted. The results of the study have been published in the renowned journal Journal of the Association for Information Systems.

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