Congratulations Lisanne!

Dr. Lisanne Wichgers defended her dissertation successfully and got awarded her PhD. She wrote her dissertation on news coverage of hate speech prosecution of politicians, and its effects on democratic support. Lisanne is currently working as a postdoc at Stanford University.

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Judith receives RPA grant

Together with Ronan Fahy and Rocco Bellanova, Judith will use the RPA global digital cultures grant to work on Digital Platforms and the Digitisation of Expression and Surveillance. More information can be found here.

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Bert Bakker awarded the Paul Lazarsfeld Professorhip at the University of Vienna

From December 14 – 18, Bert is the Paul Lazarsfeld Professor at the Faculty of Social Science of University of Vienna. The professorship is awarded to outstanding scholars with an innovative profile in the areas of theory and methodology in the social sciences. Bert will teach a graduate course on Transparency in the Social Science for PhD students, give…

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NORFACE DATADRIVEN has kicked off

The NORFACE project DATADRIVEN has kicked-off on December 1. Lukas, Susan, Claes, Sophie M. and Sanne will participate in an online meeting.  DATADRIVEN studies if data-driven campaigns using online microtargeting techniques are a threat to democracy. The studies will focus on micro (consequences for citizens), meso (consequences for political elites), and macro level effects (consequences for democracy).

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Bert organizes Experimentation session

Wednesday December 2 from 13-15, Bert organizes a session “Experimentation in the Wild”. This is a round table where speakers from three companies/organizations come to talk about the way they use experiments in their daily practice. Speakers are Minou van der Werf (Nibud; here), Hazjier Pourkhalkhali (Optimizely) and Tom te Buck (BKB – the campaign agency). People can join via…

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