From transparency to participation: protecting freedom of expression in the age of algorithmic content moderation
PhD student: Mrs V. Golunova
Promotors: Mrs Prof M. Pertegás Sender, Mrs Dr M. Brkan
Duration: 1/12/2019 - 30/11/2023
The two main goals of this project is, firstly, to establish risks to protection of freedom of expression guaranteed by Article 11 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU posed by the systems of algorithmic content moderation employed by digital platforms, and, secondly, to elaborate the ways to mitigate such risks. In line with the hypothesis that digital platforms should be seen as sui generis actors, it will be demonstrated how the shift of the focus from algorithmic transparency to governance by participation can boost legitimacy of content moderation activities without compromising efficiency of commercial activities carried out by such platforms.