Melis Omalar she/her

Senior PR & Outreach Manager

English, German, Turkish

As a Senior PR & Outreach Manager, Melis covers communications and brand. She holds a Bachelors degree in International Politics from Brunel University London and has a background in human rights with a focus on migration. Before joining AlgorithmWatch, she led the digital communications for the International Rescue Committee in Germany and worked for a number of civic organizations, including Amnesty International and the British Embassy Berlin.

Articles for AlgoritmWatch

Khari Slaughter for AlgorithmWatch, CC BY 4.0

Blog, 30 January 2023

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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