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Babatunde Okunoye assesses the legacy of the ten-year-old campaign against the Stop Online Piracy Act, and charts…

Jan 17, 2022
Centre for International Governance Innovation

Amid the Hype over Web3, Informed Skepticism Is Critical

Elizabeth Renieris urges skepticism amid the overwhelming hype around Web3.

Jan 14, 2022
Financial Times

Bolsonaro crafts new social media strategy ahead of Brazil election

David Nemer discusses Bolsonaro supporters’ migration from WhatsApp to Telegram.

Jan 12, 2022

AI unmasks anonymous chess players, posing privacy risks

In a Science article outlining the risks surrounding software that can identify anonymous chess players, Alexandra Wood…

Jan 12, 2022

Bullying Dropped as Students Spent Less Time in In-Person Classes During Pandemic

Sameer Hinduja said that the pandemic-related push for online classes also meant that students reported bullying — and…

Jan 10, 2022

The complexities of online content moderation

Julie Owono shares why digital rights should have the same protections as offline ones.

Jan 7, 2022
The Washington Post

Tech giants banned Trump. But did they censor him?

Chinmayi Arun discusses the consequences for democracy if major social media platforms arbitrarily blocked political…

Jan 7, 2022
The Markup

The Shadows of Removed Posts Are Hiding in Plain Sight on Reddit

Sameer Hinduja explains the implications of a security flaw on Reddit that allow removed posts to continue to be viewed.

Dec 16, 2021

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BKC Research Assistant Information Session

Learn about RA opportunities available for current Harvard students for Spring 2022...

Researching with the Lumen Database: Q&A Sessions: Jan 18 / Jan 25 / Feb 1 / Feb 8

Lumen is hosting a series of weekly sessions every Tuesday for potential researchers interested in working with the…

Security by Spectacle: The Invention of Gray Hat Hacking & The Fight Against Microsoft in the 1990s

To reflect on contemporary battles and conundrums over socio-technical vulnerability and security, this talk will cover…

IfRFA Presents: First Amendment Careers

This event showcased the work of several friends of IfRFA who work on a range of freedom of expression issues…

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Fellowship Program

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society welcomes an interdisciplinary and diverse community of academics and…

The Institute for Rebooting Social Media

The Institute for Rebooting Social Media is a three-year "pop-up" initiative that will address the biggest questions in…

BKC Policy Practice: Artificial Intelligence

The BKC Policy Practice on Artificial Intelligence (BKC PP: AI) is a public interest-oriented program that helps…

Cyberlaw Clinic

Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic provides high-quality, pro-bono legal services to clients on issues relating to…

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Alternative Data Futures: Cooperative Principles, Data Trusts, and the Digital Economy

The New School's Platform Cooperativism Consortium and the Berkman Klein Center are running a Research Sprint to…

Youth and Media

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

metaLAB (at) Harvard

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


Lumen collects and studies online content removal requests, providing transparency and supporting research and analysis…