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Katya Abazajian writes about the difficulties that arise when government agencies are reluctant to share information with each other.
Nick Couldry writes that tighter regulations are needed to ensure that social media companies act in the public interest.
Jonathan Zittrain, evelyn douek, and John Palfrey share insights on the consequences of social media after a Facebook whistleblower dominated headlines last week.
James Mickens and Hilary Ross discuss the drawbacks and potential solutions of social media algorithms.
Jad Esber and Scott Kominers offer a framework for designing reputation-based systems to encourage quality contributions and participation on platforms.
Julie Owono and Niousha Roshani share their ideas for addressing content governance issues online.
Twitter’s recent opening of its image-cropping algorithm is a step forward in social media research, Sasha Costanza-Chock tells Morning Brew.
Sameer Hinduja shares insight on the psychological damage that online harassment can inflict on victims — and the limitations of cyberbullying insurance.
Jonathan Zittrain writes that the fervor for content moderation will bleed from social media into the Internet's building blocks, posing new threats to civil liberties.
Babatunde Okunoye shares insight on why digital identity projects have faced slow user acceptance and adoption in parts of Africa.
Zahra Stardust and Helen Hester envision a post-work future that is more equitable for sex workers.
Ben Green argues that human oversight policies allow the government to use flawed or controversial algorithms without addressing the fundamental issues with the tools — and…
Shreya Tewari shares the problems with proposals that compromise user privacy in favor of other important goals.
David O'Brien explains how the two decades since the September 11 terrorist attacks have involved a broad expansion of government surveillance powers.
Kendra Albert and Christopher Bavitz share how the Cyberlaw Clinic prepares students to address the biggest issues in cyberspace.
John Bowers, Will Marks, and Jonathan Zittrain propose a path forward for how to improve content moderation
Joan Donovan explains the dangers of spreading falsehoods on social media and the challenges with stopping misinformation.
evelyn douek talks with Quinta Jurecic and Alex Abdo about the legal fight between researchers and Facebook about collecting data on Facebook ads.
Colin Doyle explains how algorithms can expose flaws in criminal laws and the harms that they can produce.
Kasia Chmielinski explains how a popular algorithm used to predict race or ethnicity based on scant personal details ends up creating flawed data.