Tom Willaert

Postdoctoral Researcher

Tom Willaert is a Postdoctoral researcher in digital methods in the Centre for Digitalisation, Democracy and Innovation (CD2I) of the Brussels School of Governance. Building on a background in humanities scholarship, he develops and uses computational methods for text analysis in order to study societal, cultural and political conflicts in online media. On 1 October 2021, Tom joined VUB’s Brussels School of Governance and Department of Media Studies as a postdoctoral researcher and coordinator of EDMO BELUX, a hub for research on digital media and disinformation. This hub, funded by the European Commission, will gather a network of experts with the aim of responding to harmful disinformation campaigns. For an overview of Tom’s projects and publications, see this web page.  


EDMO BELUX - European Digital Media Observatory for Belgium and Luxembourg

Period October 2021 - March 2024
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Co-funded by the EU


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