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Columbia Journalism Review

Source hacking: How trolls manipulate the media

Data & Society report aims to create a taxonomy of trolling tactics.

Sep 12, 2019

What digital nerds and bio geeks have to worry about

As synthetic biology "programming" reaches the complexity of traditional computer programming, the risks of computer…

Sep 12, 2019
The New York Times

Host Violent Content? In Australia, You Could Go to Jail

Australia has held itself up as a model for cracking down on violent extremist material online since the Christchurch…

Sep 11, 2019
The New Yorker

Instagram, Facebook, and the Perils of “Sharenting”

What happens when the slow telos of parenthood meets the insatiable rhythms of social media?

Sep 11, 2019
The Boston Globe

Are you sure you want to post that about your kid on Facebook?

Why oversharing about children today could end up hurting them for years to come.

Sep 10, 2019

Policing User Content on Social Media

Policy experts debate what legal responsibility social media companies should have under the 1996 Communications…

Sep 6, 2019
The Washington Post

Here’s one more question parents should think about during back-to-school season

We need civics education in schools to build effective democratic citizens, says BKC faculty associate Danielle Allen

Sep 5, 2019
Data & Society

Source Hacking: Media Manipulation in Practice

Data & Society report uses case studies to illustrate four main techniques of source hacking

Sep 4, 2019

Featured Projects

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Youth and Media

Youth and Media (YaM) encompasses an array of research, advocacy, and development initiatives around youth (age 12-18)… More

metaLAB (at) Harvard

Explores the digital arts and humanities through research, teaching, publications, and exhibitions More

Internet Monitor

Internet Monitor's aim is to evaluate, describe, and summarize the means, mechanisms, and extent of Internet content… More

AI: Algorithms and Justice

The use of algorithms in the judiciary has already raised significant questions about bias and fairness, and looking… More

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is dedicated to exploring, understanding, and shaping the way we use technology

Featured events

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Sep 24, 2019

A New Jim Code?

Ruha will present the concept of the “New Jim Code" to explore a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity:… More

Please join us for our Fall 2019 Open House to learn about the Berkman Klein Center, our amazing community and our… More

Couldry and Mejias argue that the role of data in society needs to be grasped as not only a development of capitalism,… More

VIDEO & PODCAST: How different is this technology from what preceded it, and do we need new ways to govern it? If so,… More