This week, on 16 May, lab member Dr. Dennis Redeker presented a paper on people’s attitudes toward the Global Digital Compact consultations at the annual GIG-ARTS Internet governance research conference. The vibrant GIG-ARTS 2023 took place at the University of Padova, one of the Europe’s oldest universities.
The Global Digital Compact (GDC) consultations are currently ongoing under the auspices of the United Nations Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology. The presented paper is based on the Platform Governance Survey data collection effort (2022-2023), which achieved a sample of 17,000+ social media users from 41 countries in the Global South and Eastern Europe. The paper elucidates how these respondents think about the proper stakeholders to be listened to in the GDC process (on top: technical experts and academics), and which topics they would include in the document (security of children online tops the list).
Dennis Redeker is a postdoctoral researcher at the Platform Governance, Media, and Technology Lab (PGMT) at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), University of Bremen. Funding for the underlying data collection effort has been provided by OFCOM (Switzerland), the State of Bremen’s Bremen-Fonds research program, and the EU Project REMIT. REMIT is funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 101094228. Funding for the presentation has been made available by the Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg.