Madeline Brady specialised in digital governance, media and democracy and data science during her studies at the Hertie School. Prior to joining the Hertie School, she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History at Boston University and took part in an exchange semester at the University of Geneva. Her professional experience includes working as a student assistant at Democracy Reporting International (DRI) in Berlin on topics related to disinformation, hate speech and regulation of social media platforms. Prior to her studies at the Hertie School, she worked at CNN in Los Angeles on the digital marketing account management team, as well as for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign as a campaign organising fellow for California’s twenty-seventh Congressional District.
Master’s thesis title
Do filter bubbles and recommendation algorithms matter? Measuring YouTube’s impact on political opinion formation and behaviour