Research

ICDS @ ICA

This May, the 70th annual ICA Conference will be held in Gold Coast, Australia. With topics ranging from chatbots to deepfakes, our ICDS team will inform you about their latest research. What specific paper presentations to expect at ICA? See the complete list below: Constructing a deepfake to measure its effects on political attitudes. Metoui, …

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Guest lecture Robert Gorwa on transparency and accountability in platform governance

Last month, Robert Gorwa visited the University of Amsterdam and gave a lecture in the RPA Personalised Communication Lecture Series. Robert Gorwa is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Politics and International Relations. His research focuses on platform regulation, content moderation, and other transnational digital policy challenges. Affiliated with the Project on Democracy and the Internet …

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The regulation of online political micro-targeting in Europe

Together with Ronan Fathaigh and Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, Tom published a paper about the regulation of political microtargeting in Europe. The paper shows that political advertising, including political microtargeting, is protected by the right to freedom of expression. That right is not absolute, however. From a European human rights perspective, it is possible for lawmakers …

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