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Los Angeles Times

Banning Trump from Twitter and Facebook isn’t nearly enough

Woodrow Hartzog and colleague argue social media companies should be held accountable

Jan 15, 2021

‘The Internet Is a Crime Scene’

Politico interviews Joan Donovan about misinformation

Jan 14, 2021

Jonathan Zittrain on the Great Deplatforming

Jonathan Zittrain joins the Lawfare Podcast

Jan 14, 2021

Trump social media ban will feature in future antitrust hearings

Jasmine McNealy discusses policy issues likely to appear on a Democratic-controlled agenda.

Jan 13, 2021
Harvard Law Today

Blocking the president

Harvard Law experts Yochai Benkler and evelyn douek weigh in on the suspension of President Trump’s social media accounts

Jan 13, 2021
Philadelphia Inquirer

The deadly consequences of Trump’s gradual and insidious rhetoric

Susan Benesch pens an op-ed about the dangers of Trump’s rhetoric.

Jan 13, 2021

Facial Recognition Technology Isn’t Good Just Because It’s Used to Arrest Neo-Nazis

Joan Donovan and colleague warn against using facial recognition technology in Slate

Jan 12, 2021

The real lesson of Trump's social media silencing

Ethan Zuckerman calls for a new vision of social media

Jan 12, 2021

The Facebook Oversight Board Should Review Trump’s Suspension

evelyn douek pens an op-ed on Facebook’s Oversight Board

Jan 11, 2021
The Guardian

The Capitol siege was the biggest media spectacle of the Trump era

Joan Donovan and colleagues say the storm on the Capitol was the culmination of a presidency defined by media manipulation and networked conspiracism

Jan 11, 2021

Twitter, FB have deplatformed Trump. Is it enough?

Joan Donovan on what lawmakers and companies need to do to address the weaponization of social media and disinformation

Jan 9, 2021
The Atlantic

Trump Is Banned. Who Is Next?

evelyn douek says tech giants must not treat their crackdown on the president’s social accounts as an edge case. The social web should be different now.

Jan 9, 2021
Journalist's Resource

Covering pro-Trump rallies and far-right groups

Joan Donovan shares four tips for journalists covering pro-Trump rallies and far-right groups for Journalist’s Resource.

Jan 8, 2021

‘Free Speech’ Platforms Are Emerging as Facebook and Twitter Suspend Trump

evelyn douek speaks with OneZero about content moderation and alternative social media platforms

Jan 8, 2021
Fox 59

Local, federal authorities continue search for instigators at violent Capitol protest Wednesday

Asaf Lubin discusses using camera footage to identify mob at the Capitol

Jan 7, 2021
Marketplace Tech

Insurrection could be a turning point for social media

Joan Donovan joins Marketplace Tech podcast

Jan 7, 2021
The New York Times

Have Trump’s Lies Wrecked Free Speech?

Rebecca Tushnet in the New York Times

Jan 6, 2021
MIT Technology Review

Without leadership on vaccine rollout, scams are inevitable

Joan Donovan in MIT Technology Review

Jan 6, 2021
BKC Medium Collection

Internet Shutdowns in 2021

Tunde Okunoye urges a rethinking of advocacy strategies against internet shutdowns

Jan 6, 2021