Activism and digital infrastructures

This panel will problematise the use of data-driven tools and corporate-owned platforms by activist organisations. We will discuss how the goals and values of these tools and platforms align with the goals and values of activist organisations. We aim to discuss questions such as how activists can put their ideas and values into practice while still being able to protect the privacy of their peers and supporters and how can organisers reach large audiences while retaining a quality of participation for their supporters.

The panel will be moderated as a participative discussion between the panelists and the audience, and a dedicated team will take notes, which will be summarised and published afterwards. The long-term objective is to develop a guideline with critical questions on the use of communication technologies and practices for activists.


  • Jan Tobias Muehlberg, ICT Security Researcher at KU Leuven


Check out the full programme here.

Registrations are open until Friday 17 January, 2020 here.