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Facebook outsources its decision to ban Trump to oversight board

evelyn douek discusses Facebook’s decision to refer Trump’s case to its oversight board with The New York Times

Jan 21, 2021

Judge Refuses To Reinstate Parler After Amazon Shut It Down

evelyn douek discusses content moderation – and who makes the decisions – with NPR.

Jan 21, 2021

How Participatory Media Promote Coverage of Social Movements

An excerpt of Ethan Zuckerman’s book, “Mistrust”

Jan 21, 2021

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
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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

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metaLAB (at) Harvard

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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