Svea Windwehr

Programme: Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs
Year: Year 2019
Project Title: Democracy at scale - Challenges and chances of private content moderation on online platforms
Organization: Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
During her fellowship year, Svea Windwehr focuses on approaches to regulate online platforms, and is intrigued by the phenomenon of private actors taking on public tasks. Among other questions, she will focus on questions related to content moderation and is especially interested in the implications of actions by Internet companies for the protection of fundamental rights. She gained professional experiences with digital policy during her time at the European Commission and worked previously for a Berlin think tank and the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation in Bangkok. Svea studied Political Science and Law in Maastricht and Berkeley and holds a master’s degree from the University of Oxford.