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Initial explorations from research assistants at the Institute for Rebooting Social Media

An Initial Exploration of Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Realities


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Civic Source

Silos! Silos everywhere!

Katya Abazajian writes about the difficulties that arise when government agencies are reluctant to share information…

Nov 8, 2021

It’s time to stop trusting Facebook to engineer our social world

Nick Couldry writes that tighter regulations are needed to ensure that social media companies act in the public…

Oct 12, 2021
Harvard Law Today

Is it time to swipe left on social media?

Jonathan Zittrain, evelyn douek, and John Palfrey share insights on the consequences of social media after a…

Oct 12, 2021
CNN Business

Facebook's success was built on algorithms. Can they also fix it?

James Mickens and Hilary Ross discuss the drawbacks and potential solutions of social media algorithms.

Oct 10, 2021

A Novel Framework for Reputation-Based Systems

Jad Esber and Scott Kominers offer a framework for designing reputation-based systems to encourage quality contribution…

Sep 30, 2021
Stanford Cyber Policy Center

What the multi-stakeholder approach can bring to content policy debates

Julie Owono and Niousha Roshani share their ideas for addressing content governance issues online.

Sep 28, 2021
Morning Brew

Behind the scenes: How Twitter decided to open up its image-cropping algorithm to the public

Twitter’s recent opening of its image-cropping algorithm is a step forward in social media research, Sasha Costanza…

Sep 27, 2021

Cyberbullying Insurance Is for Real. Here’s What it Covers

Sameer Hinduja shares insight on the psychological damage that online harassment can inflict on victims — and the…

Sep 24, 2021

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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

Join the Initiative for a Representative First Amendment (IfRFA) for a session on careers in First…

The Technology Future We Want: Imagining Positive Futures for Social Media

Every day we see social media going awry: disinformation campaigns, privacy breaches, hate speech, harassment, data…

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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…

Initiative for a Representative First Amendment

IfRFA is a shared program between the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and the Cyberlaw Clinic.

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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)…

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…

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

Fall 2021: The New School's Platform Cooperativism Consortium and BKC are…