Past Events

These are past events that were listed on our site. We link to recordings when available.

  • Tech’s Shadow Workforce: Revealing Disparities in Contract Work

    When
    June 24, 2021

    For too long, the tech industry has been powered by an unseen, underpaid, and under-protected workforce. It’s time to reveal this power imbalance and close the equity gap. We’ll be exploring the working conditions of contract workers across the tech industry, how inequities are baked into the contracting structure, and what public and corporate policies can be built to protect this growing set of workers.

  • Hate Speech und Deep Fakes – der Digital Service Act und seine Folgen

    When
    June 24, 2021

    Die Erkennung von Deep Fakes und Hate Speech wird eine der zukünftigen Herausforderungen sein. Wir wollen in der Veranstaltung diskutieren, welche Folgen der DSA für die Erkennung und das Monitoring von Hate Speech und Deep Fakes im Netz und auf online Plattformen haben? Wie sollen große Digital Content Provider mit offensiven Inhalten umgehen ohne einen Upload Filter zu implementieren oder eine Zensur einzuführen?

  • Introduction to Data Ethics

    When
    June 22, 2021

    In this two-hour online course, run by our experts, you will be given an introduction to the concept of data ethics, how ethics is addressed in other domains, and how data ethics can be applied to help organisations avoid harmful impacts and increase trust in new products and services. It is intended for anyone working in public, private and third-sector organisations who wants to become familiar with data ethics and start to bring it into their organisation.

  • Mis/dis and mal-information: Who-why and its effects and effectiveness

    When
    June 22, 2021

    In this panel, we will be discussing the differences between mis/dis and Mal-information, and exploring the following questions: What do the authors hope to achieve? How mis/dis and mal-information is seeded and disseminated. The role of social media platforms. State, non-state, sub-state, and corporate actors. Whether mis/dis and mal-information is part of a strategy or doctrine for some nation-states. For these states, is it a form of covert action, active measures or ‘gray zone’ hybrid warfare?

  • Free Speech, the Individual and Online Content Intermediation (Session 1)

    When
    June 17, 2021

    For the past several years, global, federal and state governments have contemplated how to manage online content—from the largest social platforms to the smallest. Experts will examine where mitigating harm online intersects with free expression and civil rights, what propositions exist to help balance these factors, what harms could arise from them that would impact individuals and how to balance these competing factors.

  • Trust and Vaccines

    When
    June 10, 2021 – June 11, 2021

    Is the pandemic made worse by the “infodemic?” While there may be many different reasons why people choose not to get vaccinated, there is often a common problem – low trust. In this conversation, we’ll identify some of the reasons for the low-trust problem and explore how two Tampa Bay based organizations are working to restore trust for the vaccine.

  • Kids (Can’t) Say the Darndest Things

    When
    June 9, 2021

    This week, we’ll be talking about how to ensure that kids’ spaces online are safe and potty-mouth free. But, is that even possible? Come chat with us and find out! We’ll be on Twitter Spaces this week, so come find us there!

  • ADAPT Citizens’ Think-In on Data Ethics, Privacy and Trust

    When
    June 9, 2021

    Geared toward the general public, this workshop addresses the question ‘Who should I trust with my data?’ As our lives become more digital, we are leaving increasingly large data trails online. Join researchers from the PROTECT European Training Network and the ADAPT Centre for a public discussion on data ethics and privacy.

  • White Supremacists Speak: ICSVE’s Latest Research Report

    When
    June 9, 2021

    ICSVE recently released our first research report based on qualitative analysis of a sample of 32 current and former white supremacists from the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. The authors will discuss the many findings in the report and directions for future interview-based research with white supremacists.

  • (Mis)(Dis)information, Online Social Networks and Mathematics

    When
    June 8, 2021

    In recent years there has been an explosion of concern around terms like “fake news”, “misinformation”, and “disinformation”. In this talk Associate Professor Lewis Mitchell explores mis/disinformation online, and in particular, some of the underlying mathematics governing how all kinds of information spread over social networks.