Anna Litvinenko is PhD in Letters and works as a researcher at the Digitalization and Participation department of the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. In 2007 to 2015, she was lecturer and assistant professor in St.Petersburg State University. She has published over 40 chapters and academic papers in Russian, English, and German in New Media and Society, Journalism, Journalism Practice, Publizistik, Demokratizatsiya, Global Media Journal, as well as in books printed by Routledge and Peter Lang. Since the beginning of 2020, she has been hosting a podcast called 'Internet & Society', where scholars discuss different aspects of digitalization and its societal impact. She is also an award-winning journalist, and a co-founder of CMSTW.