Robert Gorwa

Robert Gorwa is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, and a fellow with the HIIG research group “Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” Robert’s work on platform regulation, content moderation, and other transnational digital policy challenges seeks to combine approaches from media studies and communication research with theories from international relations and regulatory studies.
He has conducted research at the Weizenbaum Institute, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, the Oxford Internet Institute, Stanford University’s Project on Democracy and the Internet, and the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. During his time at the HIIG, he will be working on his dissertation on the regulatory politics of intermediary liability.


Fellow: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Gorwa, R., Binns, R., & Katzenbach, C. (2020). Algorithmic content moderation: Technical and political challenges in the automation of platform governance. Big Data & Society, 7(1). DOI: 10.1177/2053951719897945 Publication details