26.05.2023 10:00

Project "Smart Authoritarianism?": New Dataset is coming

As part of our ongoing research project on “Smart Authoritarianism?" – funded by the DFG, led by Seraphine Maerz – we are currently updating and expanding the Telecommunication Ownership and Control (TOSCO) dataset. With the help of Vera Grünewald as well as Tobias Sauer and in collaboration with Tina Freyburg, Lisa Garbe, and several Research Assistants at the University of St. Gallen, the team of Seraphine Maerz expects to release TOSCO V2.0 in September 2023. The TOSCO dataset provides data on ownership of Internet service providers (ISPs) that illustrates how the Internet is strategically built and used by governments and corporations. TOSCO V1.0 and further information about the data is available on our interactive TOSCO dashboard.