João Carlos Magalhães, Dr.

João Carlos Magalhães is a postdoctoral researcher in the project Platform Governance and Copyright (H2020).

His research agenda broadly focuses on how platforms govern and can be governed. Much of his research has looked into the relationship between algorithmic power and democracy. In his doctoral thesis, conducted at the Media and Communications Department of the LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science), he explored how Facebook’s algorithmic visibility regime shaped the ways in which previously disengaged users came to express and understand themselves as political citizens – i.e. their civic voice – during Brazil’s 2013-2018 political crisis.

João has also received a MSc degree (Distinction) in media governance from the same LSE department, with a dissertation on Brazil’s “Internet Bill of Rights”. Previously, he studied history and journalism and worked as an editor, reporter and correspondent at Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil’s leading newspaper, writing mostly about politics, public policies and human rights.

Joao Magalhaes | HIIG

Position

Researcher: The evolving digital society

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Campanella, B., & Magalhães, J.C (2019). Media, recognition and constitution of subjectivity. Contracampo: Brazilian Journal of Communication, 38(2). DOI: 10.22409/contracampo.v38i2 Publication details

Magalhães, J. C. (2018). Do Algorithms Shape Character? Considering Algorithmic Ethical Subjectivation. Social Media + Society, 4(2), 1-10. DOI: 10.1177/2056305118768301 Publication details

Araújo, W., & Magalhães, J.C. (2018). Me, myself and “the algorithm”. How Twitter users employ the notion of “the algorithm” as a self-presentation frame. Compós, 1-25. Publication details

Magalhães, J.C., & Yu, J. (2017). Algorithmic visibility: Elements of a new regime of visibility. ECPR Joint Sessions 2017, 1-25. Publication details

Cammaerts, B., DeCillia, B., & Magalhães, J. C. (2017). Journalistic transgressions in the representation of Jeremy Corbyn: From watchdog to attackdog. Journalism, 21(2), 191-208. DOI: 10.1177/1464884917734055 Publication details

Working paper

Anstead, N., Magalhães, J.C., Stupart, R., & Tambini, D. (2019). Facebook advertising in the 2017 United Kingdom general election: The uses and limits of user-generated data. European Consortium of Political Research. Publication details

Other publications

Tambini, D., Anstead, N., & Magalhães, J.C. (2017). The final days of Labour’s Facebook GE2017 campaign. LSE Blogs. Publication details

Tambini, D., Anstead, N., & Magalhães, J.C (2017). Is the Conservative Party deliberately distributing fake news in attack ads on Facebook? LSE Blogs. Publication details

Tambini, D., Anstead, N., & Magalhães, J.C. (2017). Labour’s advertising campaign on Facebook (or “don’t mention the war”). LSE Blogs. Publication details

Tambini, D., Anstead, N., & Magalhães, J.C. (2017). How the Liberal Democrats are using Facebook ads to court ‘remainers’. LSE Blogs. Publication details

Magalhães, J.C. (2016). Have the mass media fuelled Brazil’s turmoil? OXPOL Blog. Publication details

Lectures and presentations

Emerging Structures of Platform Governance and Copyright. Methods and Challenges in Studying Content Policies
Public and private regulatory framework of online intermediaries. University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary: 05.05.2020

João Carlos Magalhães, Christian Katzenbach

Voice as silencing: algorithmic visibility and the rise of ordinary authoritarianism in the Brazilian political crisis
Conference: DATA POWER: global in/securities. ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research. Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany: 12.09.2019

João Carlos Magalhães

Voice as silencing: algorithmic visibility and the rise of ordinary authoritarianism in the Brazilian political crisis
IAMCR 2019: Communication, Technology and Human Dignity: Disputed rights, contested truths. Facultad de ciencias de la información. Universidad Compultense de Madrid (UCM), Madrid, Spain: 10.07.2019

João Carlos Magalhães

Voice as silencing: algorithmic visibility and the rise of ordinary authoritarianism in the Brazilian political crisis
Conference: Digital People, Digital Politics. Department of Digital Humanities, Faculty of Arts & Humanities. King's College London, London, United Kingdom: 17.05.2019

João Carlos Magalhães

Voice as silencing: algorithmic visibility, recognition costs and the erosion of civic voice in the Brazilian political crisis
Conference: A Horizon of (Im)possibilities: Reflecting on the Social Implications of Recent Political Upheaval in Brazil. School of Advanced Study, University of London. King's College London, London, United Kingdom: 22.02.2019

João Carlos Magalhães

Me, myself and ‘the algorithm’: How Twitter users employ the notion of “the algorithm" as a self-presentation frame
AoIR 2018: Transnational Materialities. Association of Internet Researchers. Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel, Montréal, Canada: 11.10.2018

João Carlos Magalhães

Facebook advertising in the 2017 United Kingdom General Election
APSA 2018: Democracy and Its Discontents. Hynes Convention Center, Boston Marriott Copley Place, and Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, United States: 30.08.2018

João Carlos Magalhães

Me, myself and ‘the algorithm’. How Twitter users employ the notion of “the algorithm” as a self-presentation frame
Encontro Anual: Compós 2018. PUC Minas Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte, Brazil: 08.06.2018

João Carlos Magalhães

The moral paradox of recognition on algorithmic social media
ICA 2018: Voices. International Communication Association. Hilton Prague, Prague, Czech Republic: 24.05.2018

João Carlos Magalhães

Facebook advertising the 2017 United Kingdom General Election: The uses and limits of user-generated data
Workshop: Social media and data driven targeting in election campaigns. Department of Political Science, University of Perugia & Damian Tambini, London School of Economics. University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy: 16.02.2018

João Carlos Magalhães

My lovely useless Facebook bubble: Ambiguous perceptions of algorithm-driven political homophily and the emergence of a liminal political recognition in Brazil
ECREA Symposium: Digital Democracy: Critical Perspectives in the Age of Big Data. European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden: 11.11.2017

João Carlos Magalhães

My lovely useless Facebook bubble: Ambiguous perceptions of algorithm-driven political homophily and the emergence of a liminal political recognition in Brazil
IAMCR 2017: New Discourses and New Territorialities: Cultural and political mutations and communication. Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios - UNIMINUTO, School of Communications. Cartagena de Indias Convention Center, Cartagena, Colombia: 18.07.2017

João Carlos Magalhães

Algorithmic visibility: Elements of a new regime of visibility
Connected Life Conference 2017: Digital Inequalities. Oxford Internet Institute. University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom: 19.06.2017

João Carlos Magalhães

Algorithmic visibility: Elements of a new regime of visibility
ECPR 2017: Joint Sessions of Workshops. European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom: 26.04.2017

João Carlos Magalhães

The regime of ethics of big data
ICA 2016 Preconference: Big Data Alternatives. International Communication Association (ICA). Fukuoka Sea Hawk Hilton Hotel, Fukuoka, Japan: 09.06.2016

João Carlos Magalhães

The regime of ethics of big data
PhD School: Big Data Ethics. IT University of Copenhagen. IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark: 23.05.2016

João Carlos Magalhães