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Considering the Taylor Review: Ways Forward for the Gig Economy

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices in the UK was published last week. The review assesses changes in labour markets and employment practices,...

Latest Report by UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Freedom of Expression is...

“The digital access industry is in the business of digital expression (…). Since privately owned networks are indispensable to the contemporary exercise of freedom...

Our knowledge of how automated agents interact is rather poor (and that could be...

Recent years have seen a huge increase in the number of bots online — including search engine Web crawlers, online customer service chat bots,...

We aren’t “rational actors” when it come to privacy — and we need protecting

As digital technologies and platforms are increasingly incorporated into our lives, we are exposed to new practices of data creation and collection -- and...

Internet Filtering: And Why It Doesn’t Really Help Protect Teens

Young British teens (between 12-15 years) spend nearly 19 hours a week online, raising concerns for parents, educators, and politicians about the possible negative...

Psychology is in Crisis: And Here’s How to Fix It

Concerns have been raised about the integrity of the empirical foundation of psychological science, such as low statistical power, publication bias (i.e. an aversion...

Tackling Digital Inequality: Why We Have to Think Bigger

Numerous academic studies have highlighted the significant differences in the ways that young people access, use and engage with the Internet and the implications...

“If you’re on Twitter then you’re asking for it” — responses to sexual harassment...

To encourage new ways of thinking about the problem of sexism in daily life, the OII’s recent Everyday Sexism Datahack brought together twenty people...

Five Pieces You Should Probably Read On: Fake News and Filter Bubbles

This is the second post in a series that will uncover great writing by faculty and students at the Oxford Internet Institute, things you...

Should there be a better accounting of the algorithms that choose our news for...

A central ideal of democracy is that political discourse should allow a fair and critical exchange of ideas and values. But political discourse is...