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An Introduction to Extitutional Theory

Jessy Kate Schingler and Primavera de Filippi write a primer on “Extitutional Theory” for the BKC Medium Collection.

Jan 20, 2021

Can We Restore A Collective Understanding of Reality, Please?

Joan Donovan and Rob Faris pen op-ed calling for media accountability

Jan 19, 2021
The Washington Post
The Atlantic

The Capitol Rioters Are Giving Insurrection a Bad Name

Ethan Zuckerman says insurrectionism can be a civically responsible form of social change

Jan 19, 2021
Harvard Law Today

For Prof. Ruth Okediji, ‘grievous’ Capitol insurrection holds hopeful lessons

Ruth Okediji reflects on the attacks on the U.S. Capitol, the state of democracy, and the role of digital technologies…

Jan 19, 2021
Misinformation Review

Disinformation creep: ADOS and the strategic weaponization of breaking news

Mutale Nkonde and colleagues publish in HKS Misinformation Review

Jan 18, 2021
The New York Times

Inside Twitter’s Decision to Cut Off Trump

evelyn douek weighs in on Twitter removing Trump

Jan 16, 2021

Twitter Under Pressure Over 'Double Standards' After Donald Trump, MAGA Crackdown

Shagun Jhaver speaks to Newsweek about his Twitter research

Jan 15, 2021

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The Ethics of Digitalization

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

Public Discourse in the U.S. 2020 Election

Studying digital media ecosystems and political discourse related to the U.S. presidential election More

metaLAB (at) Harvard

metaLAB (at) Harvard

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

Web Integrity Project

The Web Integrity Project (WIP) monitors changes to government websites More

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is dedicated to exploring, understanding, and shaping the way we use technology

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Marginalized Women, Technology, COVID-19, and Intimate Partner Violence

Experts from multiple disciplines discuss how technology and online public spaces help (and hurt) violence victims amid… More

White Surveillance and Black Digital Publics

Dr. Apryl A. Williams and Dr. Allissa V. Richardson will address the long-standing history of White vigilante-style… More

Organizing, Budgeting, and Implementing Wraparound Services for People in Quarantine and Isolation

Join Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux, Dr. Linda Bilmes, and Dr. Syra Madad for a session exploring the economic costs of… More

Covid State of Play: 2021 Outlook and Vaccine Disinformation

Video & Podcast: Reflecting on 2020, the year ahead, and vaccine disinformation that has been proliferating online More