GLITCH. Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford


The Global Information Technology Controls Hub (GLITCH) is based at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. GLITCH brings together academics, organisations and other stakeholders researching digital rights, information controls, internet shutdowns, and censorship.

They take a highly interdisciplinary perspective on the study of information controls, bringing together quantitative and qualitative tools in the social sciences, statistics, and computer science to identify the root causes of censorship and shutdowns, and their wider effects on individuals and societies.

GLITCH aims to make sense of the increasing amount of data on information controls and digital rights abuses. They develop the tools and methods to analyse and understand the causes of information controls and their effects, to generate strong evidence for policy and activism, and to protect the fundamental rights to expression, connection, and communication.

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