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Alan Turing Institute

Mistrust of government in context of repressive states as a driver of slow acceptance of digital IDs

Babatunde Okunoye shares insight on why digital identity projects have faced slow user acceptance and adoption in parts…

Sep 23, 2021
Autonomy

Sex work, automation and the post-work imaginary

Zahra Stardust and Helen Hester envision a post-work future that is more equitable for sex workers.

Sep 13, 2021
SSRN

The Flaws of Policies Requiring Human Oversight of Government Algorithms

Ben Green argues that human oversight policies allow the government to use flawed or controversial algorithms without…

Sep 10, 2021
Medium

​Apple’s proposed new child safety features and the problems with privacy tradeoffs

Shreya Tewari shares the problems with proposals that compromise user privacy in favor of other important goals.

Sep 9, 2021
Fortune

How digital surveillance thrived in the 20 years since 9/11

David O'Brien explains how the two decades since the September 11 terrorist attacks have involved a broad expansion of…

Sep 8, 2021
Bloomberg Law

From Harvard to Berkeley, Clinics Train Next-Gen Tech Lawyers

Kendra Albert and Christopher Bavitz share how the Cyberlaw Clinic prepares students to address the biggest issues in…

Aug 25, 2021
Slate

Social Media Companies Need to Take a Lesson from 16th-Century Bavaria

John Bowers, Will Marks, and Jonathan Zittrain propose a path forward for how to improve content moderation

Aug 24, 2021
Boston Globe

A Harvard professor predicted COVID disinformation on the web. Here’s what may be coming next

Joan Donovan explains the dangers of spreading falsehoods on social media and the challenges with stopping misinformati…

Aug 23, 2021

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Accounting for AI — a Comparison of Methods

Join the discussion about the pros and cons of different methods of holding AI accountable...

Private Social Media Data in the Public Interest: What’s Next?

This October 19 panel will explore dilemmas, debates, and paths forward for public interest research access to social…

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

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

metaLAB (at) Harvard

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

Lumen

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

Youth and Media

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