Part of the Reboot Social Media Lab
Taking up the call for more user participation within the Digital Services Act (DSA), the project Rebooting Content Moderation (REMODE) explores approaches and mechanisms on how to include users in the assessment of online risks. Its central aim is to foster new ideas and practical solutions on how recommender systems and content moderation practices can be improved in a participatory way.
Co-designing healthier digital public spaces
To this end, the interdisciplinary team around Christian Djeffal, Daan Herpers and Lisa Mette is developing a method to involve users in the design of social media platforms as well as a toolbox to enhance and expand citizen engagement in content moderation mechanisms. Their method is inspired by both participatory technology assessments and participatory design approaches.
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REMODE promotes user autonomy, stimulates good governance, and encourages law and ethics by design. Close collaboration with all stakeholders is essential for the development, uptake, and integration of the method and toolbox which is why the project organizes a series of co-creative workshops bringing together platform operators, researchers, civil society organizations, regulators, and users.
The REMODE project aims at exploring new ways in which users can be involved in the assessment of online risks and ultimately, improve content moderation practices. The team is developing a method that incorporates users in the design of social media platforms as well as a toolbox that will contribute to enhancing citizen engagement in content moderation practices.