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Part of the EMSOC project (User Empowerment in a Social Media Culture), that investigates the influence of social media on the (dis)empowerment of vulnerable individuals and groups, has focussed on…

Literacy is often considered a cornerstone of education that empowers people to participate in economic, social and cultural life. But what does it mean “to be literate”? Educational researchers, policy…

Government should stimulate a stronger focus on social media in teacher training programmes. Teachers and parents should let young people help and advise them in using social media. Employers should…

The EMSOC White Paper “Social Media Literacy: Time for an Update!” integrates the contributions of communication, legal, educational and user experience researchers who looked into current social media challenges from…

The newest EMSOC report “Increasing User Empowerment through Participatory and Co-design Methodologies” by Veronica Donoso, Maarten Van Mechelen and Valerie Verdoodt is now ready to download. In this deliverable we…

This deliverable describes the main findings and recommendations for the EMSOC project made in WP3 by the Centre for Law, Science and Technology Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. It…

      Veronica Donoso and Ellen Wauters wrote a blog post for the LSE Media Policy Project Blog on some of their recommendations for improving terms of service on social…

On April, 4th the first Belgian Legal Design Jam took place at ICRI, as part of the EMSOC project. The Jam was led by the Italian designer Stefania Passera, researcher…

EMSOC participated at the “Online risicocgedrag van kinderen & downloaders van kinderporno” studiedag organized by the b-ccentre. Verónica Donoso (EMSOC) and Sofie Vandoninck (KUL) led an interactive session aimed at…

The provision of information has been regarded as a key tool in helping users make informed decisions. However, research has demonstrated that users are confronted with several constraints when it…