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30 January 2023

#datadonation #dataskop #tiktok

What does TikTok know about you? Data donations deliver answers!

Companies like Facebook, Instagram, Google, and TikTok often know about the harmful effects of their algorithmic systems and yet continue to prevent independent research on them. Data donations like DataSkop are one of the few ways to investigate opaque algorithms.

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12 January 2023

Apply now as PR & Outreach Manager at AlgorithmWatch!

Full- or part-time, 30-40 h per week | Starting date: as soon as possible | Deadline for applications: 12 February 2023

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Job, 12 January 2023

Join AlgorithmWatch as our new Project Lead “Auditing Algorithms for Systemic Risks”

Part-time (30-32 h per week) | Starting date: March or April 2023 | Deadline: 13 February 2023

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4 January 2023

AlgorithmWatch welcomes first fellows in algorithmic accountability reporting

After the announcement that we offer a fellowship in algorithmic accountability reporting, we received over 100 applications and were overwhelmed by the quality and diversity of them. After a careful examination, we’re very happy to introduce our first six fellows, an outstanding group of journalists, academics, and a civil society activist.

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27 December 2022

The year automated systems might have been regulated: 2022 in review

Automated systems were surprisingly absent from this year’s major stories. On the regulation front, European institutions stepped up their efforts. How much change Europeans can expect depends on the institutions’ resolve, and the first test of 2023 already began.

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23 December 2022

#JobAlert: We’re looking for a Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager

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14 December 2022

#JobAlert: We’re looking for an Office Manager & Team Assistant

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7 December 2022

A guide to the EU’s new rules for researcher access to platform data

Thanks to the Digital Services Act (DSA), public interest researchers in the EU have a new legal framework to access and study internal data held by major tech platforms. What does this framework look like, and how can it be put into practice?

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26 October 2022

AlgorithmWatch is offering 5 fellowships in algorithmic accountability reporting

Fellows will receive €1,200 per month during 6 months and will report on automated decision-making in Europe.

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21 September 2022

A guide to the Digital Services Act, the EU’s new law to rein in Big Tech

Everything you need to know about the Digital Services Act (DSA), Europe’s new law to make powerful tech platforms like YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram more transparent and accountable for the risks they pose to society.

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