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CNBC

Trump social media ban will feature in future antitrust hearings

Jasmine McNealy discusses policy issues likely to appear on a Democratic-controlled agenda.

Jan 13, 2021
Harvard Law Today

Blocking the president

Harvard Law experts Yochai Benkler and evelyn douek weigh in on the suspension of President Trump’s social media…

Jan 13, 2021
Philadelphia Inquirer

The deadly consequences of Trump’s gradual and insidious rhetoric

Susan Benesch pens an op-ed about the dangers of Trump’s rhetoric.

Jan 13, 2021
Slate

Facial Recognition Technology Isn’t Good Just Because It’s Used to Arrest Neo-Nazis

Joan Donovan and colleague warn against using facial recognition technology in Slate

Jan 12, 2021
CNN

The real lesson of Trump's social media silencing

Ethan Zuckerman calls for a new vision of social media

Jan 12, 2021
Lawfare

The Facebook Oversight Board Should Review Trump’s Suspension

evelyn douek pens an op-ed on Facebook’s Oversight Board

Jan 11, 2021
The Guardian

The Capitol siege was the biggest media spectacle of the Trump era

Joan Donovan and colleagues say the storm on the Capitol was the culmination of a presidency defined by media…

Jan 11, 2021
PBS

Twitter, FB have deplatformed Trump. Is it enough?

Joan Donovan on what lawmakers and companies need to do to address the weaponization of social media and disinformation

Jan 9, 2021

Featured Projects

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The Ethics of Digitalization

Led by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), the Berkman Klein Center, and the Digital… More

Public Discourse in the U.S. 2020 Election

Studying digital media ecosystems and political discourse related to the U.S. presidential election More

metaLAB (at) Harvard

metaLAB (at) Harvard

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

Web Integrity Project

The Web Integrity Project (WIP) monitors changes to government websites More

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

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White Surveillance and Black Digital Publics

Dr. Apryl A. Williams and Dr. Allissa V. Richardson will address the long-standing history of White vigilante-style… More

Organizing, Budgeting, and Implementing Wraparound Services for People in Quarantine and Isolation

Join Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux, Dr. Linda Bilmes, and Dr. Syra Madad for a session exploring the economic costs of… More

Covid State of Play: 2021 Outlook and Vaccine Disinformation

Reflecting on 2020, the year ahead, and vaccine disinformation that has been proliferating online More

A More Representative First Amendment?

Video & Podcast: Professors Khaled Beydoun and Justin Hansford join IfRFA Director Kendra Albert for a discussion of… More