Hannes Grassegger (1980) is a reporter at Das Magazin (Zürich). He investigates the economic mechanisms behind the ongoing technological change. He is known for his investigations on Cambridge Analytica and the Facebook censorship system. In 2014 he published his first book “Das Kapital bin Ich” (I am Capital), arguing that we should become the sole owners of our data. Hannes is this years’ Swiss Fellow at the Wilson Center. His work has been translated and published by The Guardian, Pro Publica, Internazionale, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine and others.
Hannes Grassegger was selected for the 2018 European Press Prize shortlist with ‘Behind the walls of silence’.