The regulation of online political micro-targeting in Europe

Together with Ronan Fathaigh and Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, Tom published a paper about the regulation of political microtargeting in Europe. The paper shows that political advertising, including political microtargeting, is protected by the right to freedom of expression. That right is not absolute, however. From a European human rights perspective, it is possible for lawmakers …

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ICDS panel at CPDP in Brussels

On Thursday January 23rd, ICDS hosted a panel at CPDP 2020 in Brussels. The panel was titled “Algorithms and AI-driven technologies in the information society”, and included David Graus (Data Scientist), Ben Lyons (head of policy review at CDEI), Sille Søe (postdoc at University of Copenhagen) and Natali Helberger (professor at University of Amsterdam) as …

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Tom in NOS Nieuwsuur!

This week, Twitter’s founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey, announced the company’s plan to ban all political ads on the platform. Tom Dobber, PhD researcher in political moicrotargeting on the Personalised Communication project was interviewed by NOS Nieuwsuur Dutch current affairs television program broadcasted daily. He expressed some reservations about Twitter’s move, and also adressed a …

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