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Prototyping User Empowerment - Towards DSA-compliant recommender systems

A new briefing from a multidisciplinary group of independent researchers, civil society experts, technologists and designers, led by Panoptykon and People vs Big Tech, exploring what would a healthy social network look and feel like with recommender systems that show users the content they really want to see, rather than content based on predatory and addictive design features.

BRIEFING: Fixing Recommender Systems: From identification of risk factors to meaningful transparency and mitigation

Very large online platforms are gearing up to present their inaugural risk assessments to the European Commission by the end of August 2023, as mandated by the new Digital Services Act. This is a critical opportunity to ensure that platforms address the harms connected to their recommender systems as a matter of priority.