Dr Konstantinos Stylianou and Dr Nicolo Zingales among winners of Facebook’s content policy research awards
Dr Konstantinos Stylianou and Dr Nicolo Zingales were among the winners of Facebook’s content policy research awards.
In June, Facebook launched a request for proposals focused on content policies, inviting project bids from all disciplines and countries in the world. Proposals were evaluated through a competitive process, and Dr Stylianou’s and Dr Zingales’ project on the ‘Co-evolution of Facebook’s Content Policies & International Instruments’ was one of the 11 projects that were selected.
The project was awarded $63,000 with a full economic cost of £100,000, and it was the first time that the University of Leeds was awarded Facebook Research funds. The project will track the evolution of Facebook’s content policies since the beginning and examine how they respond to freedom of speech standards as they themselves have evolved through the emergence on numerous international instruments.