Sudanese and Algerian authorities exploit Covid-19 to tighten repressive policies

Jolt researcher Sara Creta and journalist Sofian Philip Naceur have published a report investigating how Sudanese and Algerian authorities are exploiting Covid-19 to undermine movements for political change. Covid-19 has provided an opportunity for failing regimes to tighten already prevalent repressive policies against activists, media, and government opponents. Authorities and state actors in Sudan and […]

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Automation in online content moderation: in the search of lost legitimacy and the risks of censorship

By Charis Papaevangelou (UPS), Jiahong Huang (UvA), Lucia Mesquita (DCU), and Sara Creta (DCU) At a recent workshop, JOLT ESRs worked in multi-disciplinary teams to develop ideas for research projects that address a major issue surrounding media and technology. As the European Commission prepares to announce its much-anticipated Digital Services Act, four ESRs review the […]

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This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie grant agreement No 765140