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.
A CIHR fellow explains how an algorithm is used by Polish job centres to sort the unemployed into three profiles. He analyses how lack of transparency of the algorithm and safeguards against errors of the system creates tension with the human and social rights of the unemployed.
This policy analysis prepared by Clément Perarnaud. The CIHR fellow examines the current legal framework for data protection in Tunisia and its development since the early 2000s.
There have been many developments in recent years in regards to the control of exports of surveillance technologies in Europe. The following document is designed to provide a brief overview of key developments in 2015 as well as a better idea of the current status of the main debates on export controls.
Our everyday life is shaped by computers and our computers are shaped by algorithms. Digital computation is constantly changing how we communicate, work, move, and learn. In short, digitally connected computers are changing how we live our lives. This revolution is unlikely to stop any time soon.
Dieser Gastbeitrag von Ben Wagner erschien zu erst in der Süddeutschen Zeitung vom 15. September 2015.
This article by Ben Wagner was published first in Süddeutsche Zeitung on September 15, 2015.