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CrossOver heads North: say hello to CrossOver Finland

CrossOver heads North: say hello to CrossOver Finland

CrossOver has been selected by the jury of the European Media and Information Fund, securing its place in the second round of calls for proposals amidst 100 applications.

See what algorithms recommend to Finns on Tiktok, YouTube and other platforms: CrossOver Finland dashboards are now live 

See what algorithms recommend to Finns on Tiktok, YouTube and other platforms: CrossOver Finland dashboards are now live 

Check First and the Finnish fact-checking organisation Faktabaari have developed a methodology that allows anyone to look under the hood of social media recommendation algorithms.

Faktabaari and Check First delve into social algorithms ahead of Finnish elections

Faktabaari and Check First delve into social algorithms ahead of Finnish elections

The CrossOver Finland project investigates what recommendation algorithms suggest to Finns on different social media platforms. CrossOver projects have previously been successfully implemented in Belgium and other French-speaking countries.

Unveiling the Hidden Layers of the Web: Introducing our Open-Sourced Scrapers

Unveiling the Hidden Layers of the Web: Introducing our Open-Sourced Scrapers

We’re thrilled to announce a new milestone in our journey towards data transparency and platform accountability. The scrapers we used in the CrossOver project to confront data with the information provided by platform’s official APIs are now open-sourced!

Algo literacy for all in 10 points

Algo literacy for all in 10 points

Since algorithms, and in particular, those of search engines and social media, influence our information, consumption, relationships and politics, citizens should know how they word and what their effects are.

Watch the replay: Is China trying to control the narrative about Xinjiang on Google News?

Watch the replay: Is China trying to control the narrative about Xinjiang on Google News?

Presentation of a study of the Belgian media landscape as aggregated by Google News.

CrossOver participated in the Digital Winter School 2023

CrossOver participated in the Digital Winter School 2023

CrossOver recently took part in the Digital Winter School, an event that offers an intensive one-week program focused on new media and digital methods.

Is China trying to control the narrative about Xinjiang on Google News?

Is China trying to control the narrative about Xinjiang on Google News?

A study of the Belgian media landscape as aggregated by Google News

Why is “Nazis” regularly trending on Twitter in Belgium?

Why is “Nazis” regularly trending on Twitter in Belgium?

An analysis showing how Russian official narratives get pushed whenever “nazis” show up on the platform.

CrossOver now also monitors Mastodon

CrossOver now also monitors Mastodon

As hundreds of thousands of Twitter users are leaving the service after Elon Musk bought it, the CrossOver team decided to add another platform to its monitoring: Mastodon.

Upcoming events: where to hear from CrossOver in fall 2022

Upcoming events: where to hear from CrossOver in fall 2022

CrossOver will be presented at several webinars, conferences or discussions. Want to hear more about the project? It’s here.