The BIT-ACT team presented at the ECPR Joint Session on Digital Media, Machine Learning and (Anti)Corruption

Workshop convened and chaired by Alice Mattoni (University of Bologna) and Roxana Bratu (University of Sussex)

Chaired by the BIT-ACT principal investigator Alice Mattoni (University of Bologna) and co-chaired by Roxana Bratu (University of Sussex), this workshop brought together scholars with different disciplinary backgrounds to develop a nuanced understanding of how digital media, machine learning, and other types of recent technological developments can simultaneously support anti-corruption efforts and corruption practices.

The main goal was addressing a relevant and yet so far neglected aspect of corruption: how the newest technological developments might function both as a facilitator of corruption practices and, at the same time, might instead help to counter them.

The event was part of the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops 2021 and was hosted on a tailor-made online event platform for the participants.

Along with other academics, the BIT-ACT team members also shared their most recent research:

Paper: Exploring the Role of Technology in Fighting Corruption in the Indian Healthcare Sector, by Anwesha Chakraborty and Ina Kubbe 

Paper: Overcoming the Limited Access Order: A Comparative Analysis of E-Petition Platforms in Estonia and Ukraine, by Oksana Huss

Paper: Bots against corruption: exploring benefits and limitations of AI-based anti-corruption technology, by Fernanda Odilla 

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