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Global cohort of scholars, professionals, and civil society representatives consider norms and regulations for removal of online content

Scholars will be in residence developing research into social media and the prospects for interventions to improve it.


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If Tech Fails to Design for the Most Vulnerable, It Fails Us All

Afsaneh Rigot connects Telegram in Russia, Elon Musk’s Twitter plans, and threats to abortion access and safety...

May 15, 2022
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Design From the Margins

This report outlines how Design From the Margins can be used to build technologies for decentered cases from the…

May 13, 2022

The Bitcoin Mining Showdown In New York’s Wine Country

Elizabeth Renieris shares about cryptocurrency's climate impact.

Apr 7, 2022

Telegram’s Embrace of Contradiction

Will Marks and David Nemer assess Telegram's content moderation.

Apr 6, 2022
Journal of Cyber Policy

Digital identity for development should keep pace with national cybersecurity capacity: Nigeria in focus

Babatunde Okunoye explains why Nigeria's digital identity project has exceeded the country's cybersecurity infrastructu…

Apr 1, 2022
The Atlantic

Why COVID Vaccine Cards Are So Easily Forged

Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier explains that paper vaccine cards strike a good balance between ease and security.

Mar 8, 2022

Breached! Why Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve It

Daniel Solove and Woodrow Hartzog have devised a series of recommendations to better Internet governance in "Breached!…

Mar 3, 2022
Prospect Magazine

How Wikipedia gets to define what’s true online

Ethan Zuckerman traces Wikipedia's transformation from controversial to trusted source.

Mar 3, 2022

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The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers, Philanthropists, and Technologists Can Build an Equitable World

Afua Bruce discusses her and Amy Sample Ward's "The Tech That Comes Next" with Sue Hendrickson and Amritha Jayanti.

Living by Protocol
May 17, 2022

Living by Protocol

Living by Protocol queries the reflections of artists on, with, and by social media. The nine grid structured monitors…

The Tower and the Park: Structural Misalignments of Social Media

Joanne Cheung will discuss “Real Estate Politik: Democracy and the Financialization of Social Networks"...

Private Consciences and Public Companies: Whether and How to Work within Big Tech

How should students think about working for Big Tech companies? What are the ethical considerations that students…

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Cyberlaw Clinic

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

BKC Policy Practice: Artificial Intelligence

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

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…

Fellowship Program

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

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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…

The Ethics of Digitalization

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