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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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Claes de Vreese becomes fifth University Professor of Artificial Intelligence

Professor Claes de Vreese has been appointed university professor of Artificial Intelligence and Society by the Executive Board of the UvA. This appointment takes the number of university professors in the field of AI at the UvA to five. The appointment will take effect on 1 June 2021. De Vreese will focus on the ever-increasing …

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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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