Announcements

ICDS Team Wins Dutch Public Broadcaster’s Hackathon on Diverse Recommenders

On 9 and 10 October, a UvA-VU team consisting of Myrthe Reuver, Felicia Loecherbach, Nicolas Mattis, Sanne Vrijenhoek, and Marijn Sax took part in a 24-hour hackathon organized by the Dutch Public Broadcaster NPO. The teams were ask to help build solutions to promote diverse content to NPOstart users. The Geeky Griffins (as the team …

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Marijn presents his PhD project at Felix Meritis

On Wednesday 6 October, Marijn delivered a lecture on his PhD dissertation titled ‘Between Empowerment and Manipulation’ at the recently reopened Felix Meritis. During the dinner + lecture evening, Marijn spoke for 30 minutes about his research into for-profit health apps and the often blurry lines between empowerment and manipulation in such digital choice environments.

Claes joins the advisory board of EDMO

ICDS project leader Claes de Vreese will join the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO). The observatory promotes scientific knowledge on online disinformation, advances the development of fact-checking services and supports media literacy programmes. By bringing toghether eminent academic scholars, EDMO aims to build out their role as Europe’s hub for a multi-disciplinary responses to online …

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Statement Natali Helberger in Dutch Parliament on Corona app

Statement van Prof. Dr. Natali Helberger naar aanleiding van de uitnodiging deel te nemen aan het rondetafelgesprek over de Corona-app in de Tweede Kamer op 22 April 2020: Geachte voorzitter, geachte leden van de Tweede Kamer, hartelijk bedankt voor deze uitnodiging. Samen met mijn collega’s hebben wij afgelopen week een brief geschreven die inmiddels door …

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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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