Deplatforming Politicians and the Implications for Europe

This post was written by Ronan Fahy, Judith Möller and Rocco Bellanova as part of the GDC-funded project “Digital Platforms and the Digitisation of Expression and Surveillance“.   Global digital platforms deplatforming prominent politicians has brought widespread public attention to the “unchecked power” these platforms have over online freedom of expression. Some companies, in an…

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Artificial Intelligence for Ethical Integrity? Questions and Challenges for AI in Times of a Pandemic 

This post by Dieuwertje Luitse is part of our series “Global Digital Cultures in times of COVID-19”, written by students of the research master Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Artificial Intelligence (AI) ethics are on the rise. As is increasingly clear, big data and algorithmic systems risk reproducing bias and inequalities towards historically disadvantaged…

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Platform moderation and users’ migration 

This post by Veronica Fanzio is part of our series “Global Digital Cultures in times of COVID-19”, written by students of the research master Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. How does the president of the United States almost overnight get banned from Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube? The answer resides, at least in good…

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Disease Control and Inequalities in a Pre-Digital World

This post by Lonneke van Kampen is part of our series “Global Digital Cultures in times of COVID-19”, written by students of the research master Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. A great deal of human history has been written by (infectious) diseases. As the world began to globalize, people travelled and goods were…

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