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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Public talks and media appearances

On Saturday Claes gave a keynote at the Amsterdam Universiteitvereniging yearly alumni Day. He spoke together with Marietje Schaake on the topic ‘Media, Macht en Manipulatie’ Last week Monday, Judith was invited to speak about filter bubbles and human-in-the-loop in newsrooms adopting AI technology on an evening about AI as journalistic buddy in Pakhuis de Zwijger. Michael was interviewed…

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Tom becomes doctor!

Tuesday the 30th of June, Tom successfully defended his dissertation ‘Data and Democracy, Political Microtargeting: A threat to electoral integrity?’

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