Challenging the frontiers of organizing data-enabled activism

Research to be presented at the EGOS Colloquium 2021 (July 8-10, 2021)

Alice Mattoni and Fernanda Odilla will be presenting their paper “Fighting corruption with civic tech: challenging the frontiers of organizing data-enabled activism” at the 37th Colloquium organized by the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) to be held online on July 8-10, 2021.

Mattoni and Odilla explore the case of Operação Serenata de Amor (Operation Love Serenade, in Portuguese), an initiative developed by a group of tech-savvy citizens that use AI tools to autonomously check Brazilian congress people’s public expenses and engage citizens in the discussion about the bot’s suspicious findings. The process of creation, organizing, and transformation of this case of data activism against corruption is accessed by the authors who focus on the initiative’s endogenous features.


The paper is part of the session “Organizations and Organizing in Social Movement Fields”, chaired by Donatella della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy), Klaus Weber (Northwestern University, USA) and Mario Diani (University of Trento, Italy) within the EGOS Colloquium 2021.

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