New project: Governing Platforms

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new project Governing Platforms, which is funded by Civitates, a collaborative philanthropic initiative that aims to strengthen the capacity of civil society to play its indispensable role in shaping vibrant open European democracies. Our project partners are the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the Mainzer Medieninstitut.

About the project

A plethora of regulatory attempts are underway – at EU level and in member states – to mandate Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube and other intermediaries to patrol content, by blocking unwanted posts, or ensure plurality and non-discrimination of sources. The reason: the influence of intermediaries on public discourse is perceived as overly powerful and damaging. However, it is doubtful whether current strategies will succeed in strengthening public discourse.

Engaging with civil society and other stakeholders in a participatory design process, we will develop innovative governance/policy proposals and other tools that we will then feed into the EU and member states’ policy processes. Learn more about at our project site.

Join us as a researcher and project manager!

We are looking for researcher and project manager for Governing Platforms (20-30h/week in Berlin). Find the our job posting here.

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