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“Whose data is it anyway? Ethical, practical, and methodological challenges of data donation in messenger groups research” | WI Methods Lab

August 30, 2023 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm

When: Wednesday, August 30th, 2023, 1–4 pm
Where: Weizenbaum Institute + Zoom (hybrid)
Registration: https://forms.gle/7NJngW7Ty4c8TWs3A

Messaging applications, such as WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal, are increasingly used for all forms of political communication. They became important venues for people to talk about political issues, share news, and communicate with governmental institutions. Unlike public pages of social networking cites, closed messaging groups provided relatively intimate and controlled spaces, where political discussions can trigger political participation and activism. Enhanced privacy of these closed spaces attracted political groups that range from protesters and activists in authoritarian regimes to far-right organizations in the democratic states.





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