Positions

Here you’ll find AlgorithmWatch's positions on current policy and regulatory processes concerning algorithmic decision-making systems and online platforms. AlgorithmWatch is an evidence-based advocacy organization. We advocate for the use of ADM systems that benefit people and society instead of harming them. Learn more about the basics of our policy and advocacy work here.

Meta’s elections dashboard: A very disappointing sign

On 3 June, Meta released an EU election monitoring dashboard, responding to investigations by the EU Commission under the Digital Services Act. It is riddled with basic errors, raising severe concerns about Meta’s engagement with risks of electoral interference.

May 29, 2024

Recommendations for the EU Elections 2024

April 11, 2024

If the UN wants to help humanity, it should not fall for AI hype

April 3, 2024

EU’s AI Act fails to set gold standard for human rights

March 18, 2024

AlgorithmWatch proposals on mitigating election risks for online platforms

March 13, 2024

EU Parliament votes on AI Act; member states will have to plug surveillance loopholes

March 5, 2024

The Council of Europe’s Convention on AI: No free ride for tech companies and security authorities!

January 25, 2024

Europe’s Approach to AI regulation: Embracing Big Tech and Security Hardliners

November 20, 2023

Generative AI must be neither the stowaway nor the gravedigger of the AI Act

September 20, 2023

Police and migration authorities must respect fundamental rights when using AI

September 14, 2023

The AI Act and General Purpose AI

September 7, 2023

EU legislators must close dangerous loophole in AI Act

A data scientist had found that their work (the algorithm depicted on their laptop screen) has ‘jumped’ out of the screen and threatens to cause problems with a variety of different industries. Here a hospital, bus and siren could represent healthcare, transport and emergency services. The data scientist looks shocked and worried about what trouble the AI may cause there.

August 1, 2023

How to define platforms’ systemic risks to democracy

July 12, 2023

Final EU negotiations: we need an AI Act that puts people first

July 4, 2023

Battle in Strasbourg: Civil society fights for safeguards against AI harms

June 21, 2023

Political Ads: EU Lawmakers must uphold human rights to privacy and free expression

June 15, 2023

EU Parliament vote on AI Act: Lawmakers chose to protect people against harms of AI systems

June 5, 2023

A diverse auditing ecosystem is needed to uncover algorithmic risks

May 31, 2023

DSA must empower public interest research with public data access

May 26, 2023

Call for Evidence: new rules must empower researchers where platforms won’t

April 25, 2023

The EU now has the means to rein in large platforms. It should start with Twitter.

April 19, 2023

Civil society statement: we call on members of the EU Parliament to ensure the AI Act protects people and our rights

April 17, 2023

AlgorithmWatch demands the regulation of General Purpose AI in the AI Act

March 15, 2023

Risky business: How do we get a grip on social media algorithms?

March 7, 2023

France: the new law on the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games threatens human rights

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