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Natali Helberger about the PersoNews project

The PERSONEWS project, funded by the European Research Council, is one of the first to examine, in depth, the impact of algorithmic news recommendations for both users and news media providers. It is shedding important light on how much we should really be concerned and what safeguards and innovations we can put in place to ensure the ongoing protection of freedom of expression and media diversity.

‘We are at a really transformative moment in time and there is a lot of interest in how AI algorithms could change the media we know. We want to look at how we can best use this new technology to enhance the democratic role of news media rather than undermine it,’ says principal investigator, Professor Natali Helberger of the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam.

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