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UvA, HvA and CWI launch AI Media & Democracy Lab

How will AI change media? What new opportunities can AI create for democracy? And what conditions need to be fulfilled for these things to happen? Starting Monday, 22 February, researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) will collaborate with media partners, societal partners …

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We are hiring!

ICDS is looking for a new legal colleague (postdoc position) to research if and how we should regulate political microtargeting. You will be working in an interdisciplinary team with Natali Helberger, Claes de Vreese, Beate Roessler, Tom Dobber, Fabio Votta & Eva Groen-Reijman. More information on the Political Microtargeting project: https://www.uva-icds.net/political-microtargeting/ You can find the …

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Tom Dobber presented the political dashboard at the Kiesraad

Tom gave a lunch lecture at the Kiesraad, the Dutch electoral council. He spoke about political microtargeting, disinformation, and presented ICDS’s online ad dashboard. During the presentation Tom showed how Forum voor Democratie is by far the most active advertiser, that the more leftist parties (except for SP) target more women while the more rightist …

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UvA’er of the Year

Folia interviewed Natali Helberger for their article ”UvA’er of the Year”. About the corona app,  leading a research team during a pandemic and working with incredibly cool colleagues. You can read the full article here (in Dutch): https://www.folia.nl/actueel/142409/ik-ben-super-dankbaar-voor-de-veerkracht-en-toewijding-van-mijn-team  

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New publication about the manipulative potential of digital health environments by Marijn Sax

Marijn’s article on manipulation and for-profit health apps has been published in Ethics and Information Technology. In the article, Marijn provides a working definition of manipulation and  evaluates key characteristics of the digital health environments that for-profit health apps provide to their users. Although most health apps promise to empower their users, Marijn concludes that …

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Podcast episode: Brahim Zarouali on algorithms in our digital society

Many big tech companies collect a lot of data about us, which they then use for their so-called “algorithms”, which determine what we see. But how exactly does this work? Why are platforms, advertisers and media companies so eager to use data and algorithms? And what does scientific research say about the influence of algorithms …

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ICDS research on personality-congruent political microtargeting in the news

Tailor-made messages from political parties that are targeted based on your personality can have an effect on voting intentions, according to a recent study carried about by ICDS researchers Brahim Zarouali, Tom Dobber & Claes de Vreese. This finding has led to news coverage on multiple outlets, among others, the NOS (national public broadcaster of …

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Brahim and Natali involved in report on removal of unlawful online content

Natali Helberger and Brahim Zarouali (ICDS) were involved in the WODC research report on the “legal routes for the speedy removal of unlawful online content”. This study was set up in the context of the Dutch Minister for Legal Protection’s agenda to improve the position of victims of unlawful online content. The motivation behind this …

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