Working Group on Pluralism of Information in Curation and Indexation Algorithms

Per the Reuters Institute’s Digital News Report 2022, depending on the country, between 32% and 82% of people access news through social media. This growing trend has allowed tech companies to shape choices and norms for communication and ultimately structure the information and communication space.

Evidence has shown that the opacity surrounding tech companies’ management and valorisation has led to increasing harm to public debate, amplifying violent content and conspiracy theories, while struggling to promote diversity of ideas and information and favor media pluralism.

There is a pressing need to implement new safeguards to guarantee pluralism of information online.

 

Scope

The working group will conduct research and gather input from global experts to:

Personal data protection and privacy

Provide recommendations to strengthen existing and upcoming personal data protection and privacy regulation in the context of curation and indexation algorithms.

Pluralism of news and information

Provide recommendations to improve pluralism of news and information and allow freedom of choice for users.

STEERING COMMITTEE

Chair

Pier Luigi Parcu

ITALY

Director of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom at the European University Institute

Members

William Bird

SOUTH AFRICA

Director of Media Monitoring Africa

Taina Bucher

NORWAY

Associate professor in media studies at the University of Oslo. Writer of the book IF….THEN: Algorithmic power and politics

Patrícia Campos Mello

BRAZIL

Journalist, Folha de S.Paulo

Dominique Cardon

 FRANCE

Director of MediaLab, SciencesPo

Agustina del Campo

ARGENTINA

Director, Centro de Estudios en Libertad de Expresión y Acceso a la Información

Luis Fernando García

MEXICO

Director, R3D

Anita Gurumurthy

INDIA

Executive Director and Senior Fellow, IT for Change

Stefan Heumann

GERMANY 

Director, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung

Angela Phillips

UNITED-KINGDOM

Emeritus Professor, media and communications, Goldsmiths, University of London

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