This special issue bring together the best policy-oriented papers presented at the 2017 Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) conference in Tartu, Estonia.
Research articles on Information & Data
Since being first developed through the case law of the European Court of Justice, the Right to be Forgotten (RTBF) has rapidly diffused beyond its European origins: in Latin America for instance. This paper documents the wide spectrum of interpretations the RTBF has had across countries and data protection authorities.
This paper analyses the selection, dissemination, and framing of media messages in day-to-day politics topic communities on Twitter
Given the weakness of consent-dependent agreements in relation to profiling and prediction markets, consumer protection needs improvement.
Big crisis data presuppose the ongoing calculation and valuation of (transient) events, producing both singular and networked events and actors.
Political micro-targeting has become a popular topic after the surprise results of the 2016 US presidential election, the UK vote on leaving the European Union, and a number of general elections in Europe in 2017. Yet, we still know little about whether PMT is a tool with destructive potential or if it’s “just” a new phenomenon to be incorporated
This essay argues that we have anxieties about micro-targeting because we have anxieties about democracy itself.
The Brazilian 2014 elections were the first to heavily apply Whatsapp as a micro-targeting tool. This paper aims to test the effectiveness of Whatsapp compared to more traditional approaches. First, we find that short videos delivered via WhatsApp are a powerful method of increasing turnout among teen voters. Second, we add Brazil to the list of
This study examines the conditions under which political behavioural targeting occurs in multi-party democracies, and explains differences between parties.
Abbreviated version of a speech delivered by the Member of the European Partiament Sophie in ‘t Veld in Amsterdam in May 2017 to Data & Democracy, a conference on political micro-targeting.