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Columbia Journalism Review

Who is right about political ads, Twitter or Facebook?

evelyn douek joined a virtual panel of experts to weigh in on the two approaches

Jan 16, 2020
The Lawfare Podcast

Danielle Citron and evelyn douek on Deep Fakes

evelyn douek spoke with law professors Bobby Chesney and Danielle Citron about deep fakes.

Jan 16, 2020

The Evil List: Which tech companies are doing the most harm?

BKC fellow Mutale Nkonde responded to Slate with her views on Alphabet

Jan 15, 2020

How To Spot Fake News

Joan Donovan participated in a panel of scholars who study media manipulation, digital resources, and the spread of misinformation on how to spot “fake news” in an age of…

Jan 13, 2020
Columbia Journalism Review

YouTube and Radicalization

Joan Donovan talks with Mathew Ingram of Columbia Journalism Review

Jan 11, 2020
Foreign Policy

China Isn’t the Only Problem With 5G

The network has plenty of other security weaknesses, including ones the U.S. doesn’t want to fix since they help its own surveillance efforts.

Jan 10, 2020

Tech companies tried to help us spend less time on our phones. It didn’t work.

Ethan Zuckerman adds to the discussion about whether concerns about “time well spent” are overblown.

Jan 9, 2020
Jefferson Public Radio

Over-sharing Your Kids In The Social Media Age

Faculty associate Leah Plunkett joins The Jefferson Exchange to discuss the problems with parents creating a digital dossier that could follow their kids for life. …

Jan 8, 2020
Interpreting India

Applications and Ethics of AI with Chinmayi Arun

Chinmayi Arun in conversation about the applications of AI and the ethical debates surrounding its use on the podcast Interpreting India.

Jan 8, 2020
Business Insider Singapore

Facebook just banned deepfakes, but the policy has loopholes

Danielle Citron advised Facebook on the new policy and sees it as fair, but would like to see more policies banning misleading videos in the future.

Jan 7, 2020
The Atlantic

The Future of Politics Is Robots Shouting at One Another

They’ll be controlled by foreign actors, domestic political groups, even the candidates themselves, says BKC fellow Bruce Schneier.

Jan 7, 2020
HKS Misinformation Review

Answering impossible questions

Content governance in an age of disinformation

Jan 6, 2020

Internet Deception Is Here to Stay—So What Do We Do Now?

Judith Donath’s work from 1998 on the effects of trolling on Usenet groups was highlighted in a recent Wired article on disinformation.

Dec 30, 2019

Social media hosted a lot of fake health news this year.

Here’s what went most viral.

The most common concerns among health professionals when it comes to misinformation online is compliance with health treatments or prevention efforts.

Dec 29, 2019

Looking Back At The 2010s: The Decade In Tech

Judith Donath joins Radio Boston to discuss the last decade in tech.

Dec 27, 2019

An Identity Layer for the Web Would Identify Us Everywhere

Elizabeth Renieris on why a blockchain-based identity layer for the web could have unintended consequences.

Dec 21, 2019

Why Americans Should Worry About the New EU Copyright Rules

US academics and activists should be paying close attention

Dec 20, 2019
Nieman Lab

A call for context

Jasmine McNealy on why “context is ever more important in this era of data-driven elections, social media, and emerging technology.”

Dec 20, 2019
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

"Technology isn't the driver of social movements, it's the other way around"

A Q&A with BKC faculty associate Sasha Costanza-Chock

Dec 19, 2019
Daily Journal

Hotelier and lawyers try using allegedly false court order to stop news article

The Lumen Database helped a researcher uncover widespread fraud and aided in a criminal charge.

Dec 19, 2019