The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today released a comprehensive analysis of online media and social media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. The report, "Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election," documents how highly partisan right-wing sources helped shape mainstream press coverage and seize the public’s attention in the 18-month period leading up to the election.
In this study, we analyze both mainstream and social media coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election. We document that the majority of mainstream media coverage was negative for both candidates, but largely followed Donald Trump’s agenda.
featuring Monika Bickert, Facebook’s Head of Global Policy Management in conversation with Professor Jonathan Zittrain
featuring Professor Chris Bavitz, Director of the Cyberlaw Clinic and special guests
A Primer on the Proposed U.S.-U.K. Agreement
A brief primer on how cross-border data access requests currently work, options for reform, and major challenges to reform ahead
Learn more about us in an interactive discussion with Prof. Jonathan Zittrain, Berkman Klein Center Faculty Chair
Prof. Chris Bavitz notes how a recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling might impact the use of algorithms in criminal justice.
Assessing the Use of Risk Assessments in Sentencing
This paper focuses on the incorporation of risk assessment software into the criminal sentencing process, and offers a set of key considerations and questions for further research that can help local policymakers who are currently implementing or considering implementing similar systems
This collection of short essays and opinion pieces on harmful speech online covers a broad spectrum of thought and ideas from the Berkman Klein community.
A workshop exploring how algorithms and human behavior interact to spread harmful speech online, but also to enable novel responses to it
How do algorithms and human behavior intersect to impact the spread and study of harmful speech online?