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Claes joins the advisory board of EDMO

ICDS project leader Claes de Vreese will join the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO). The observatory promotes scientific knowledge on online disinformation, advances the development of fact-checking services and supports media literacy programmes. By bringing toghether eminent academic scholars, EDMO aims to build out their role as Europe’s hub for a multi-disciplinary responses to online …

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Jef Ausloos interviewed by NRC on the new report on platform transparency

Jef Ausloos was interviewed by NRC.nl (Dutch newspaper) in the context of his new study (in collaboration with Paddy Leerssen and Pim ten Thije), which was published by AlgorithmWatch in cooperation with the European Policy Centre. The interview can be read via the following link (Dutch): https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2020/06/25/we-moeten-sociale-media-dwingen-transparant-te-zijn-a4003962

ICDS formulates recommendations for platform transparency

ICDS researchers formulate concrete recommendations for platform transparency A new study prepared by ICDS researchers Jef Ausloos and Paddy Leerssen, published by AlgorithmWatch in cooperation with the European Policy Centre, shows that the GDPR needn’t stand in the way of meaningful research access to platform data; looks to health and environmental sectors for best practices in …

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The Political Microtargeting Project: Safeguarding democratic values in digital political practices

June 2nd marks the start of a new ICDS research project: the Political Microtargeting Project. Political microtargeting takes a central feature in today’s political campaigning, which has a great impact on democratic processes and legitimacy. Political microtargeting, and the conditions under which the use of AI and data analytics can contribute to, or threaten digital democracy are …

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Social Media & Politics podcast with Brahim

Brahim was invited to discuss his research on social media political ads and their effectiveness on different personality types (introverts and extroverts) in the Social Media & Politics Podcast, hosted by Michael Bossetta. The podcast breaks down the findings from two experiments that Brahim conducted together with Tom Dobber & Claes de Vreese, in which …

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Operationalising Research Access in Platform Governance

This week, ICDS researchers Jef Ausloos and Paddy Leerssen presented their new report on access to platform data, in partnership with AlgorithmWatch. The report, ‘Operationalising Research Access in Platform Governance’, seeks to identify best practices for regulating the transparency of platform services for purposes of public interest research. To this end, it draws on best …

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Brahim wins Top Dissertation award at 70th ICA!

Brahim Zarouali has won the Top Dissertation Award in the CAM Division. The dissertation was entitled: “Adolescents’ interactions with targeted advertising on social networking sites”. The dissertation consisted of three parts: (1) how are individual characteristics accounting for differences in advertising literacy among adolescents, (2) how to increase adolescents’ advertising literacy by means of situational …

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