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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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Natali Helberger about the groundbreaking Digital Services Act

European Union lawmakers are currently in the process of drafting a legislative package designed to rework how internet platforms are regulated, rein in tech giants like Google and Amazon, and strengthen user rights; the The Digital Services Act. According to Natali Helberger “There’s definitely groundbreaking stuff in there” . Read the full article here: https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgz8ew/this-upcoming-european-legislation-could-reshape-internet

Interview with Joran van Apeldoorn about the CoronaMelder-app

The privacy, security and effectiveness of the contact tracing app (CoronaMelder) in the Netherlands remain problematic. Read Joran van Apeldoorn his recent interview with Folia online where he discusses the pros and cons of the app or listen to the radio fragment from NPO Radio1. The full article can be found here: https://www.folia.nl/wetenschap/141299/door-alle-technische-problemen-wegen-voordelen-coronamelder-niet-op-tegen-nadelen Or listen …

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