Nathalie van Doorn

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What if Google and Facebook decided to leave your country?

Large tech companies like Google and Facebook have significant power in the digital media landscapes of countries around the world, and it can sometimes be hard to imagine what online life would be like without them. This article is a contribution from the participants on a panel organised by the Amsterdam-based AI, Media and Democracy Lab which …

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2nd IViR “Science Fiction & Information Law” short story competition

Our colleagues from the Institute for Information Law (IViR) organise the 2nd call for short stories the IViR Science Fiction & Information Law story competition. From the many exciting contributions to our first call it became clear that science fiction is a source of inspiration for many information law scholars to reflect on the societal …

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UvA joins the EDMO Project in the fight against disinformation

Flanders and the Netherlands join EDMO project in the fight against disinformation. The European Commission recognises the relevance of the fight against disinformation and has therefore allocated two million euros to the Flemish-Dutch EDMO project. Within this project, a multidisciplinary hub will be established by and for scientists, fact-checkers, media companies and other stakeholders. In …

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Opinion piece on news media’s dependency on big tech by Theresa Seipp

Theresa Seipp wrote an opinion piece on news media’s dependency on big tech. In this op-ed she explains the lessons Europe should learn from Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code and Facebook’s reaction to it, but also why Europe needs to act to break up the dependency and facilitate media independence, innovation and funding. Read the …

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