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DATALAB

  • Center for Digital Social Research

DATALAB – Center for Digital Social Research is an interdisciplinary research center at the School of Communication and Culture. The center is based on the vision that technology and data systems should maintain a focus on people and society, supporting the principles of democracy, human rights and ethics.


All research and activities of the center is focusing on three contemporary challenges facing the digital society, that is the challenge of 1) preserving conditions for privacy, autonomy and trust among individuals and groups; 2) sustaining the provision of and access to high-quality content online to safeguard democracy; and 3) maintaining a suitable and meaningful balance between algorithmic and human control in connection with automation.





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News & Activities


2019.05.10 | Disinformation, DATALAB, Survival of Quality Content

New EU research center launched at disinformation conference

Research in information disorder on social media will be focal point of a new research center hosted by DATALAB. The center was officially opened on Monday May 6th at a disinformation conference.

2019.05.02 | DATALAB, Survival of Quality Content, Disinformation

Final programme for Online Disinformation Conference

On May 6-7, DATALAB hosts a research conference on Online Disinformation, where top research will be presented by researchers from across the globe and a new EU research center will be officially opened.

2019.03.11 | DATALAB, Survival of Quality Content, Disinformation

DATALAB contributes to he Siri Commission’s recommendations to the Danish Parliament

Digital platforms must be held democratically responsible, the media must actively fight disinformation, and politicians must be transparent about their use of data and ads on digital platforms. These are just some of the recommendations that the Siri Commission presented in the Danish parliament.




Contact


Anja Bechmann

Center Director
anjabechmann@cc.au.dk
+45 5133 5138