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The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) is a multidisciplinary research and teaching dept at University of Oxford, dedicated to the social science of the Internet.
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Hunter L Doughty Sep 25
Targeted online advertising & news coverage are influential tools that have been exploited for political & monetary gain (looking at you ), but can we instead use these tactics for social and conservation good? A blog piece by and myself.
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Oxford Internet Institute Sep 25
New blog from and ‘Harnessing online tactics to save a species’
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Helen Margetts Sep 25
Some ideas for regulatory reform in UK elections by - conclusion to a special issue of on electoral oversight of digital data-driven campaigning
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Kostas Pouliakas Sep 25
The new report is out! In-depth research on of . This is 1st report focused on ; 2nd on out early 2021! Thank you and colleagues!
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Kelle Howson Sep 25
To make good policy, we desperately need data on the impact of the pandemic on some of the most vulnerable in society - precarious and platform workers. A huge effort to address that in this report by and the team.
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Fairwork Foundation Sep 25
“COVID has changed the discourse around the gig economy completely. Now it is very difficult to claim they are independent workers" talks to about our latest report on how has been affected by ⬇️
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Oxford Internet Institute Sep 25
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Oxford Internet Institute Sep 25
Gig platforms treated workers ‘unfairly’ during pandemic, study says with insights from , great read ,
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Oxford Internet Institute Sep 25
Check out latest episode of with speaking to researcher @knnutila about how misinformation videos are spread primarily through Facebook. Available now on Read the full study - R
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Oxford Internet Institute Sep 25
Latest piece from with insights from on launch of NHS tracing app
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Fairwork Foundation Sep 24
Replying to @TowardsFairWork
CONCLUSION ❌ (9/9) Overall, despite the increased efforts, a lot more needs to be done to adequately protect during, and after, the pandemic! Find out our policy recommendations and the scores for 191 platforms in our report:
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Fairwork Foundation Sep 24
FAIR REPRESENTATION 🗣️ (8/9) Despite the spike of strikes across the world protesting work conditions during the pandemic, platforms have failed to acknowledge their demands. Some even suppressing their attempts to organise.
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Fairwork Foundation Sep 24
Replying to @TowardsFairWork
FAIR MANAGEMENT 🤝 (7/9) Only a fraction of platforms guaranteed no loss of bonus or incentive levels despite temporary deactivation of workers. Only 3 issued statements against discrimination towards certain worker's groups
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Oxford Internet Institute Sep 24
Check this out, from OII doctoral student :
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Fairwork Foundation Sep 24
Replying to @TowardsFairWork
FAIR CONTRACTS 📜 (6/9) While offering (some form) of assistance to workers has become normalised, platforms are reluctant to make changes to their contractual arrangements.
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Fairwork Foundation Sep 24
Replying to @TowardsFairWork
FAIR CONDITIONS - Prevention 🧴 (4/9) More platforms offered hygiene guidance and protective equipment to workers, especially when it became compulsory by governments. 'Contact-free services' were often ensured for clients, not workers.
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Fairwork Foundation Sep 24
Replying to @TowardsFairWork
FAIR PAY 💰 (3/9) Despite being the most important issue for workers, we found little evidence of platforms offering compensation for loss of income, with most measures tailored to maintain 'business as usual'
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Fairwork Foundation Sep 24
Replying to @TowardsFairWork
GLOBAL FOCUS 🌍 (2/9) We expanded the research to +70 platforms and +20 countries, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries
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Fairwork Foundation Sep 24
THREAD (1/9) What has changed since April on platforms' efforts to protect gig workers from Covid-19?😷 These are the main findings from our second round of research 👇
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Mark Scott Sep 24
This is really worth a read — videos containing COVID-19 misinformation are still rife, they're spread mainly on (through links) & small group of conspiracy/political FB groups are why videos go viral HT: &
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