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Sander De Ridder, Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic, Bojana Romic (2016) Challenges when researching digital audiences: Mapping audience research of software designs, interfaces and platforms in Participations Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, Volume 13, Issue 1, May 2016


"The structural powers coming from large digital media companies (such as the dominant platform providers like Facebook and Twitter) and State security interests to monitor citizens, are leading to an increasingly ‘closed, market-led, heavily monitored online ecosystem’ (Horton, 2016); such power dynamics are having very real consequences for everyday users that need to be urgently addressed." Horten, Monica. The Closing of the Net. Oxford: Polity, 2016


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Copyright Enforcement Enigma launch, March 2012

In 2012, I presented my PhD research in the European Parliament.

Don't miss Iptegrity!  RSS/ Bookmark is the website of Dr Monica Horten. She is a policy analyst specialising in Internet governance & European policy, including platform accountability. She is a published author & Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics & Political Science. She served as an independent expert on the Council of Europe Committee on  Internet Freedom. She has worked on CoE, EU and UNDP funded projects in eastern Europe and the Caucasus. In a voluntary capacity, she has led UK citizen delegations to the European Parliament. She was shortlisted for The Guardian Open Internet Poll 2012.

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