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15 July 2021

DataSkop: Investigating YouTube’s algorithm during Germany’s election campaign

Which videos does YouTube's recommender system suggest to users during the german election campaign? The new data donation platform “Dataskop” developed by AlgorithmWatch is helping researchers and journalists investigate how users' watch histories influence the platform’s recommendations and search results. From 15 July until 25 August, users can donate their data and explore the algorithm in data visualization experiments.

6 July 2021

Parental leave: We’re looking for a reporter and editor [11 months]

Parental leave: We’re looking for a reporter and editor [11 months]

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30 June 2021

More Algorithms, more Watchers: New Faces at AlgorithmWatch

More Algorithms, more Watchers: New Faces at AlgorithmWatch

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Julia Bornkessel, CC BY 4.0

25 May 2021

“We’re looking for cases of discrimination through algorithms in Germany.”

“We’re looking for cases of discrimination through algorithms in Germany.”

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Team , 11 March 2021

The AlgorihmWatch team continues to grow: new faces 2021

The AlgorihmWatch team continues to grow: new faces 2021

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10 March 2021

Job opening: We’re looking for a Senior Policy & Advocacy Advisor

Job opening: We’re looking for a Senior Policy & Advocacy Advisor

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9 February 2021

New project launched: Tracing the tracers. Monitoring and analyzing ADM systems used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New project launched: Tracing the tracers. Monitoring and analyzing ADM systems used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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3 February 2021

Presentation of the French and Spanish country issues of the Automating Society Report

Presentation of the French and Spanish country issues of the Automating Society Report

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25 January 2021

Now available: The German edition of the Automating Society Report 2020

Now available: The German edition of the Automating Society Report 2020

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Event, 19 January 2021

Register now: Launch event of the German edition of the Automating Society Report on 25 January 2021

Register now: Launch event of the German edition of the Automating Society Report on 25 January 2021

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28 December 2020

The year algorithms escaped quarantine: 2020 in review

The year algorithms escaped quarantine: 2020 in review

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Podcast, 9 December 2020

Podcast: The EU Digital Services Act – Why data access matters

Podcast: The EU Digital Services Act – Why data access matters

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Team, 2 December 2020

Shout-out to our guest researchers: Luis, Avalon & Leonard

Shout-out to our guest researchers: Luis, Avalon & Leonard

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20 November 2020

Launch of AlgorithmWatch Switzerland

Launch of AlgorithmWatch Switzerland

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13 November 2020

Italian country issue of the Automating Society Report 2020 released

Italian country issue of the Automating Society Report 2020 released

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Launch event, 21 October 2020

Beyond the buzzwords: Putting meaningful transparency at the heart of the Digital Services Act

Beyond the buzzwords: Putting meaningful transparency at the heart of the Digital Services Act

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Event, 19 October 2020

Coming soon: Automating Society Report 2020 – Join our launch event on 28 October!

Coming soon: Automating Society Report 2020 – Join our launch event on 28 October!

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Team, 28 September 2020

Welcome to our DataSkop team: Sana, Rachel and Johannes

Welcome to our DataSkop team: Sana, Rachel and Johannes

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1 September 2020

Europe wants to be a role model for technological responses to COVID-19. But it’s complicated.

Europe wants to be a role model for technological responses to COVID-19. But it’s complicated.

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Team, 23 July 2020

Guest researchers join AlgorithmWatch for the summer

Guest researchers join AlgorithmWatch for the summer

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Jon Tyson | Unsplash

Team, 10 July 2020

Meet our colleagues: Melanie, Jessica and Friederike

Meet our colleagues: Melanie, Jessica and Friederike

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Campaign, 9 July 2020

Hey researchers! Have you been ‘left on read’ by platforms? Share your stories!

Hey researchers! Have you been ‘left on read’ by platforms? Share your stories!

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Data donation, 3 March 2020

Help us unveil the secrets of Instagram’s algorithm

Help us unveil the secrets of Instagram’s algorithm

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Bill Oxford | Unsplash

5 February 2020

AlgorithmWatch receives core funding from the Schöpflin Foundation

AlgorithmWatch receives core funding from the Schöpflin Foundation

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30 December 2019

Automating societies: Nine predictions for 2020

Automating societies: Nine predictions for 2020

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蔡 嘉宇 | Unsplash

23 December 2019

The year the wrong Amazon burnt: 2019 in review

The year the wrong Amazon burnt: 2019 in review

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Job opening, 18 December 2019

Join the AlgortihmWatch team: We’re looking for a Policy & Advocacy Manager

Join the AlgortihmWatch team: We’re looking for a Policy & Advocacy Manager

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2 October 2019

First convening of the AlgorithmWatch Supervisory Board

First convening of the AlgorithmWatch Supervisory Board

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Team, 26 September 2019

Meet our Mozilla Fellow: Anouk Ruhaak

Meet our Mozilla Fellow: Anouk Ruhaak

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Team, 9 September 2019

Meet the newest members of the AlgorithmWatch team

Meet the newest members of the AlgorithmWatch team

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Call for submissions, 15 August 2019

CRAFT: Critiquing and Rethinking Accountability, Fairness and Transparency (ACM FAT* 2020)

CRAFT: Critiquing and Rethinking Accountability, Fairness and Transparency (ACM FAT* 2020)

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Essay, 7 August 2019

Personal Scoring in the EU: Not quite Black Mirror yet, at least if you’re rich 

Personal Scoring in the EU: Not quite Black Mirror yet, at least if you’re rich 

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20 June 2019

AlgorithmWatch accepts invitation by Facebook to discuss company’s plans for creating oversight board

AlgorithmWatch accepts invitation by Facebook to discuss company’s plans for creating oversight board

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Video, 10 May 2019

#rp19 talk: Citizen Scoring in the EU – it happens at home, not only in China!

#rp19 talk: Citizen Scoring in the EU – it happens at home, not only in China!

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2 May 2019

OpenSCHUFA is nominated for the Grimme Online Award

OpenSCHUFA is nominated for the Grimme Online Award

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Nina Bratland|DigitaltMuseum

1 May 2019

Volkswagen Foundation funds new AlgorithmWatch project with planning grant

Volkswagen Foundation funds new AlgorithmWatch project with planning grant

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02.05.2018, Berlin: Akkreditierungen auf der re:publica. Die re:publica ist eine der weltweit wichtigsten Konferenzen zu den Themen der digitalen Gesellschaft und findet in diesem Jahr vom 02. bis 04. Mai in der STATION-Berlin statt. Foto: Jan Michalko/re:publica

Event, 30 April 2019

re:publica 2019 – Our sessions, our picks

re:publica 2019 – Our sessions, our picks

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17 April 2019

AlgorithmWatch will host a Mozilla Fellow

AlgorithmWatch will host a Mozilla Fellow

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9 April 2019

Launch of our ‘AI Ethics Guidelines Global Inventory’

Launch of our ‘AI Ethics Guidelines Global Inventory’

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9 April 2019

No red lines: Industry defuses ethics guidelines for artificial intelligence

No red lines: Industry defuses ethics guidelines for artificial intelligence

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3 April 2019

Atlas of Automation – Automated decision-making and participation in Germany

Atlas of Automation – Automated decision-making and participation in Germany

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25 March 2019

IEEE launches Ethically Aligned Design, First Edition

IEEE launches Ethically Aligned Design, First Edition

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Video & press review, 6 February 2019

Report ‘Automating Society’: video of the launch event & press review

Report ‘Automating Society’: video of the launch event & press review

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29 January 2019

Automating Society 2019 – our report on ADM in the EU

Automating Society 2019 – our report on ADM in the EU

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Launch event, 29 January 2019

Launch event for the report “Automating Society” in the European Parliament

Launch event for the report “Automating Society” in the European Parliament

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27 January 2019

New guest researcher joins the AlgorithmWatch team

New guest researcher joins the AlgorithmWatch team

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Event, 25 January 2019

CPDP breakfast meeting: Presentation of the report ‘Automating Society’ on 30 January

CPDP breakfast meeting: Presentation of the report ‘Automating Society’ on 30 January

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22 January 2019

New guest researcher joins the AlgorithmWatch team

New guest researcher joins the AlgorithmWatch team

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Event, 16 January 2019

Launch event for the report “Automating Society” in the European Parliament

Launch event for the report “Automating Society” in the European Parliament

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29 November 2018

SCHUFA, a black box: OpenSCHUFA results published

SCHUFA, a black box: OpenSCHUFA results published

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Video, 13 November 2018

How YouTube’s algorithm amplified the right during Chemnitz

How YouTube’s algorithm amplified the right during Chemnitz

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12 November 2018

Two new researchers join the AlgorithmWatch team

Two new researchers join the AlgorithmWatch team

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18 October 2018

Algorithmic Accountability Reporting mailing list launched

Algorithmic Accountability Reporting mailing list launched

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Event, 12 October 2018

1st Meeting on Algorithmic Accountability Reporting with Ray Serrato

1st Meeting on Algorithmic Accountability Reporting with Ray Serrato

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Essay, 6 August 2018

Self-Determination in a Networked Society

Self-Determination in a Networked Society

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27 June 2018

AlgorithmWatch in the EU High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence

AlgorithmWatch in the EU High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence

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21 June 2018

AlgorithmWatch recieves Theodor Heuss Medal 2018

AlgorithmWatch recieves Theodor Heuss Medal 2018

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22 May 2018

OpenSCHUFA – shedding light on Germany’s opaque credit scoring

OpenSCHUFA – shedding light on Germany’s opaque credit scoring

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16 May 2018

OpenSCHUFA data donation launches

OpenSCHUFA data donation launches

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29 April 2018

re:publica 2018 – Our picks of this year’s program

re:publica 2018 – Our picks of this year’s program

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Essay, 12 April 2018

Why we should not fear Artificial Intelligence

Why we should not fear Artificial Intelligence

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8 March 2018

AlgorithmWatch receives Theodor-Heuss-Medal 2018

AlgorithmWatch receives Theodor-Heuss-Medal 2018

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Call, 7 March 2018

Call for participation: Algorithmic accountability reporting track at EIJC18 & DataHarvest Conference

Call for participation: Algorithmic accountability reporting track at EIJC18 & DataHarvest Conference

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21 February 2018

OpenSCHUFA – shedding light on Germany’s opaque credit scoring

OpenSCHUFA – shedding light on Germany’s opaque credit scoring

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7 December 2017

AlgorithmWatch has been awarded funding by Bertelsmann Stiftung and Hans Böckler Foundation

AlgorithmWatch has been awarded funding by Bertelsmann Stiftung and Hans Böckler Foundation

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Video, 23 May 2017

Video: Frank Pasquale at Luxemburg Lectures

Video: Frank Pasquale at Luxemburg Lectures

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8 May 2017

Luxemburg Lecture with Frank Pasquale and AlgorithmWatch, May 11, 7 pm in Berlin

Luxemburg Lecture with Frank Pasquale and AlgorithmWatch, May 11, 7 pm in Berlin

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Essay, 19 June 2016

The ethical abyss of big data research

The ethical abyss of big data research

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13 May 2016

Algorithms make no value judgements – except the ones designed by humans

Algorithms make no value judgements – except the ones designed by humans

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