Media coverage

ICDS deepfake study featured in Dutch national media

Tom Dobber presented his research experimental study on a deepfake of a Dutch politician in several national Dutch media. Together with Nadia Metoui, Damian Trilling, Natali Helberger, and Claes de Veese, Tom discovered that almost all participants believed that the deepfake was in fact a real, non-manipulated video. After seeing the deepfake, participants in the …

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Natali Helberger on News Recommenders for Media Apocalypse

Natali Helberger was invited by the Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School to contribute in a series of discussions with experts about the current crisis roiling journalism in the United States and what they might do about it. The discussion was about diversity in news recommenders and the government of algorithmic recommendation systems. …

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Jef Ausloos interviewed by NRC on the new report on platform transparency

Jef Ausloos was interviewed by NRC.nl (Dutch newspaper) in the context of his new study (in collaboration with Paddy Leerssen and Pim ten Thije), which was published by AlgorithmWatch in cooperation with the European Policy Centre. The interview can be read via the following link (Dutch): https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2020/06/25/we-moeten-sociale-media-dwingen-transparant-te-zijn-a4003962

Social Media & Politics podcast with Brahim

Brahim was invited to discuss his research on social media political ads and their effectiveness on different personality types (introverts and extroverts) in the Social Media & Politics Podcast, hosted by Michael Bossetta. The podcast breaks down the findings from two experiments that Brahim conducted together with Tom Dobber & Claes de Vreese, in which …

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NOS Nieuwsuur: Chaos around the procedure for Corona apps

Last week in The Netherlands, 7 companies presented their proposal of possible Corona tracking apps during a digital event. Scientists and experts express their concerns about these tracking and tracing apps. In an interview with NOS Nieuwsuur, Natali Helberger raises questions about the use and introduction of these apps, the societal implications, and possible alternatives …

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Tom in NOS Nieuwsuur!

This week, Twitter’s founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey, announced the company’s plan to ban all political ads on the platform. Tom Dobber, PhD researcher in political moicrotargeting on the Personalised Communication project was interviewed by NOS Nieuwsuur Dutch current affairs television program broadcasted daily. He expressed some reservations about Twitter’s move, and also adressed a …

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Claes interviewed on the Twitter political advertising ban

This week, Twitter’s founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey, announced the company’s plan to ban all political ads on the platform. Claes de Vreese has been interviewed by De Volkskrant to express his take on this move. He think that Twitter’s decision seems rather simplistic and rushed. He also places a question mark over the vagueness …

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