In this interdisciplinary study, we examine how digital platforms, which offer food delivery service, use a mobile application for management of their workforce. Drawing on interviews with self-employed riders at Deliveroo and employed riders at Foodora, we compare how app-based management functions in these different legal models under the German law.

Social media and digital technologies created a new media ecosystem that has become a challenge for democracy and its institutions – especially during elections. The fake news debate is symptomatic of this change.

On May 30, 2017 we will launch the debate with the first seminar on Social Networks and Populism with an expert from Jacques Delors Institut. On July 12, we host a lecture by dr Michał Kosinski, a psychologist and data scientist from Stanford University who developed a method to analyze people based on their Facebook activity.

Joanna Bronowicka has been named the Director of the Centre for Internet and Human Rights at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Having previously served as the Executive Director, Bronowicka will lead an international team of researchers and fellows who study the impacts of digitisation on society and human rights.