• Project state


  • Type of project

    Competitive project

  • Begin date

    01 January 2023

  • End date

    31 December 2026

The ubiquitous adoption of social media has facilitated the distribution of harmful content such as hate speech and disinformation. The reluctance of social media companies to handle harmful content and the lack of transparency in their moderation policies have led to calls for regulation of social media platforms. However, the design and enforcement of social media regulation present critical difficulties for policymakers, including limited access to data, statistics, metrics, and algorithms; lack of tools for predicting the impact and unintended consequences of specific regulations; and diverse contexts of different countries. The CAll for Regulation support In Social MediA (CARISMA) project will establish a clear, traceable, and replicable methodology to craft policy recommendations that effectively mitigate the harms of social media actors responsible for abusive and illicit behaviors. Inputs from media policy and governance research will be used to formulate a set of policy alternatives that are expected to produce effective solutions for the mitigation of online harm. Computational social science methodologies will in turn model the effects of moderation policies and quantify

Project responsible
  • Silvia Giordano Cremonese

Project members
  • Luca Luceri

  • Azza Bouleimen

  • Enrico Verdolotti

  • Gianluca Nogara

  • Davide Bertacco

  • Omran Ayoub

  • Fatima Ezzeddine