Nicolas Kayser-Bril is a reporter at AlgorithmWatch since 2019. He writes the Automated Society newsletter, in which he reviews, among other things, investigations and academic publications on recommender systems auditing. He led several investigations in platform algorithms. One of them, on Instagram, garnered worldwide attention, including a cease-and-desist action by Facebook.
He ran the datajournalism agency Journalism++ from 2011 to 2017. He was awarded the European Press Prize in 2015 for his work on the "Migrants Files" project, one of the first large-scale datajournalistic collaborations in Europe.