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With a Side of Knowledge

Mutale Nkonde on AI and bias

Mutale Nkonde discusses AI, algorithmic bias, and why we need humans on Notre Dame’s With a Side of Knowledge Podcast

May 28, 2020
The Atlantic

Trump Is a Problem That Twitter Cannot Fix

When a duly elected president is bent on spreading misinformation, tech companies can rein him in only so much, writes evelyn douek.

May 27, 2020
ABC News

Who is spreading COVID-19 misinformation and why

The many different groups and individuals that spread false information.

May 26, 2020
The New York Times

Twitter Grapples Anew With Its Trump Conundrum

Joan Donovan weighs in on Twitter creating a carve-out for public leaders

May 26, 2020
Harvard International Review

COVID-19: The Need for a New Global Compact

Padmashree Gehl Sampath on the need for a global response to tackle the impact of COVID-9.

May 25, 2020
WGBH

Digital Bingeing: Time On Screens During COVID-19

We're turning to screens more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. But what are the implications of spending so much time online?

May 22, 2020
Medium

A Place Where We Can Be Together

Animal Crossing reclaims a sense of control in our daily lives

Dragana Kaurin reflects on playing Animal Crossing during the pandemic

May 21, 2020

Social Media Users Think Politicians Should Pay Heavy Price for Spreading False COVID-19 Information

Dipayan Ghosh explains why social media platforms need to be more transparent about their policies on politicians spreading misinformation.

May 20, 2020
Harvard Law Today

Ruth Okediji encourages the graduating class to cultivate the courage to try something new

The Harvard Law Professor and BKC director’s "Last Lecture"

May 20, 2020
KU News

Study shows vulnerable populations with less education more likely to believe, share misinformation

Hyunjin Seo leads the research, forthcoming in the journal New Media & Society

May 19, 2020
CNET

Political ads put Twitter, Facebook and Google in a bind. Here's why.

Joan Donovan weighs in on targeted ads on social media

May 18, 2020
Medium

The fight over our post-COVID future should be as much about welfare as it is about tech

Surveillance thrives in unequal environments, and the pandemic will increase inequality. We need a welfare state for our digital information economy, argues Beatriz Botero Arcila.

May 18, 2020
Medium

The Dangers of Blockchain-Enabled “Immunity Passports” for COVID-19

A legal, public health, and technical perspective from BKC’s Elizabeth Renieris.

May 18, 2020
Stanford Social Innovation Review

New Leadership for Global Health

How the Adaptive Leadership Framework can help the international health community

May 18, 2020
UNESCO

'Dangerous speech' fuelled by fear in crises can be countered with education

Fear is the biggest motivator in spreading 'dangerous speech' in times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, says BKC’s Susan Benesch

May 15, 2020
Los Angeles Review of Books

Social Network Construction Kit

Zuckerman discusses the history of public broadcasting, and potential alternative models for the future.

May 15, 2020
Net Family News

Two new papers spell a turning point for digital safety & citizenship

A thoughtful reflection on the recent report, "Youth & Digital Citizenship+," from Youth and Media

May 14, 2020
Lawfare

Real Reporting on Fake News

evelyn douek interviews Craig Silverman, the media editor for Buzzfeed News, for the Lawfare Podcast.

May 14, 2020
Harvard Law Review Blog

Cyber Civil Rights in the Time of COVID-19

Civil rights protections are as necessary in virtual spaces as in physical ones, Danielle Citron says

May 14, 2020
Scientific American

The Answer to a COVID-19 Vaccine May Lie in Our Genes, But ...

We shouldn’t risk our genetic privacy to find it, writes Ifeoma Ajunwa

May 13, 2020