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We should not trust an algorithm unless it can be reviewed and audited in meaningful ways.
The US might get a federal privacy bill this year
When it comes to children’s school data we should ask who controls it, what is it worth and how will it impact their lives.
"Thick" is sure to become a classic of black intellectualism
Tressie McMillan Cottom
Questions for the House Homeland Security Hearing
Should Congress and federal agencies be sharing and receiving more with platforms like Facebook to aid them in enforcing better moderation policies?
Scandals underscore the need to regulate use of customers' information
"Facebook needs to change how it handles user data and personal information."
Berkman Klein research cited in a writeup of how political figures are contributing to the spread of misinformation through fringe news sites and into the mainstream media
In the last decade, India has seen multiple rounds of communal violence in which rumour and information technology played a role
"The circumvention of trust is a great promise, but it’s just not true. Yes, bitcoin eliminates certain trusted intermediaries that are inherent in other payment systems like…
The Knight Commission’s final recommendations for 21st-century journalism
Democracy and the news media are inextricably intertwined, and it is clear that both are in crisis.
A fractal philosophy for a better internet
As internet technology continues to be an important part of humanity’s lived experience, humanity as a whole must be empowered to dictate their desired experience.
An increasing number of countries are preventing citizens from reporting censurable conditions.
A research agenda for stakeholders to proactively collaborate and design AI technologies that work with users to improve their health and wellbeing
Laura Haaber Ihle
Investigating the size and perpetrators of online violence, harassment, and abuse against critical members of the Iranian diaspora, including journalists, civil society activists,…
BKC Affiliate Valentin Weber proposes a bold censorship workaround for activists living under repressive regimes.
Through three new hires, Facebook may be giving real decisionmaking power to people who deeply understand the ways in which the social media site and its family of apps undermine…
Faculty Books in Brief
"We are in the early stages of the health care system’s encounter with big data, the editors write, with the benefits and perils uncertain."
One potential approach to reducing the spread of misinformation: having social media platform algorithms preferentially display content from news sources that users rate as…
The Cyberlaw Clinic filed an amicus brief supporting a BuzzFeed News journalist's petition to unseal applications and orders for pen registers, trap and trace devices, tracking…
Berkman Klein Fellow Titi Akinsanmi discusses how policy for digital ID could develop in 2019 and what she hopes to see globally and on the African continent.
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