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ICDS @ Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap

At the beginning of February, several ICDS-members presented their latest research at “Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap”, the annual conference for communication science scholars in the Netherlands, Flanders and beyond, which was hosted by the Amsterdam School of Communication Research of the University of Amsterdam. Brahim Zarouali presented his research on the Algorithmic Media Content Awareness …

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Fairness in EU data protection law

Last week, Jef Ausloos gave an invited tutorial at the ACM FAT* Conference in Barcelona. This conference brings together researchers and practitioners interested in fairness, accountability, and transparency in socio-technical systems. Jointly with Damian Clifford (ANU) and Laurens Naudts (KU Leuven), Jef presented his work on the concept of “fairness” in EU data protection law. …

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ICDS @ ICA

This May, the 70th annual ICA Conference will be held in Gold Coast, Australia. With topics ranging from chatbots to deepfakes, our ICDS team will inform you about their latest research. What specific paper presentations to expect at ICA? See the complete list below: Constructing a deepfake to measure its effects on political attitudes. Metoui, …

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New Expert Committee on Freedom of Expression and Digital Technologies

The Council of Europe has announced the composition of its new Expert Committee on Freedom of Expression and Digital Technologies. This interdisciplinary committee, which Natali Helberger is part of, will investigate the impacts of digital technologies and AI on freedom of expression. In the coming two years, the group of experts will help Member States …

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Guest lecture Robert Gorwa on transparency and accountability in platform governance

Last month, Robert Gorwa visited the University of Amsterdam and gave a lecture in the RPA Personalised Communication Lecture Series. Robert Gorwa is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Politics and International Relations. His research focuses on platform regulation, content moderation, and other transnational digital policy challenges. Affiliated with the Project on Democracy and the Internet …

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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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