AI, regulation, legislation & design of platforms
Academic studies about the regulation, legislation & design of platforms in relation to disinformation & information disorder.

Routledge- MYKOLA MAKHORTYKH, MARIELLE WIJERMARS

“..current assessments of the effects of news personalization are predominantly based on observations from Western democracies. This Western-centric approach raises concerns about these assessments’ applicability to other contexts, in particular non-democratic ones.” To address this gap this article scrutinizes “discussions of the promises and threats of news personalization in countries characterized by limited press freedom: Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.”

Sage Journals- MIHEE KIM

“This study explored Facebook users’ hostile perceptions of shared news content and its relationship with their political participation.” The author conducted this exploration in the context of the abortion issue in South Korea.

Sage Journals- JACK BANDY, NICHOLAS DIAKOPOULOS

​​“This article explores how Twitter’s algorithmic timeline influences exposure to different types of external media.” ​​“This article explores how Twitter’s algorithmic timeline influences exposure to different types of external media.” The authors found that algorithmic timelines increase amount of “junk news” websites in the external link exposures, although the characterization of the algorithm as minor in comparison to the factors that influence it, such as human behavior and platform incentives.

Chapter from the book: Cunliffe-Jones, P et al. 2021. Misinformation Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: From Laws and Regulations to Media Literacy

Bad Law – Legal and Regulatory Responses to Misinformation in Sub-Saharan Africa 2016–2020
[...] examines changes made to laws and regulations related to ‘false information’ in eleven countries across Sub-Saharan Africa 2016-2020 from Ethiopia to South Africa. By examining the terms of such laws against what is known of misinformation types, drivers and effects, it assesses the likely effects of punitive policies and those of more positive approaches that provide accountability in political debate by promoting access to accurate information and corrective speech. In contrast to the effects described for most recent regulations relating to misinformation, the report identifies ways in which legal and regulatory frameworks can be used to promote a healthier information environment.
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