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The New York Times

Democracy Is Weakening Right in Front of Us

Yochai Benkler weighs in on tech's impact on democracy in The New York Times

Feb 17, 2021
International Journal of Communication

Fighting Zika With Honey: An Analysis of YouTube’s Video Recommendations on Brazilian YouTube

Jonas Kaiser and colleagues publish in International Journal of Communication

Feb 17, 2021
Smithsonian Magazine

Ten Research-Backed Tips on Parenting in a Digital Era

With screen time at a high during the Covid-19 pandemic, John Palfrey and Urs Gasser offer some advice

Feb 16, 2021
Things Go Boom Podcast

Aliens Among U‪s‬

Oumou Ly discusses conspiracy theories on the ‘Things That Go Boom’ podcast.

Feb 15, 2021
BUToday

Can an Ancient African Philosophy Save Us from AI Bias?

Sabelo Mhlambi speaks with BUToday

Feb 11, 2021
Harvard Medical School

Anti-Racist Epidemiology

Research suggests reparations for slavery could have reduced COVID-19 infections and deaths in U.S.

Feb 10, 2021
BKC Medium Collection

Why the resignation of the Dutch government is a good reminder of how important it is to monitor and regulate algorithms

Doaa Abu Elyounes argues for high standards of transparency and supervision for algorithms

Feb 10, 2021
The New York Times

Trump Isn’t the Only One on Trial. The Conservative Media Is, Too.

Jonathan Zittrain speaks to the New York Times

Feb 8, 2021
MIT Technology Review

How a Democratic plan to reform Section 230 could backfire

Joan Donovan and Jonathan Zittrain weigh in on proposed Section 230 reforms

Feb 8, 2021
HBS Digital Initiative

Ifeoma Ajunwa on the limitless boundaries of employee surveillance

Ifeoma Ajunwa discusses employee surveillance with HBS Digital Initiative

Feb 8, 2021
CNN

Zeynep Tufekci on why everyone should stop 'doomscrolling'

Zeynep Tufekci on why everyone should stop 'doomscrolling'

Feb 7, 2021
The New York Times

Lawsuits Take the Lead in Fight Against Disinformation

Yochai Benkler spoke to the New York Times about election disinformation lawsuits

Feb 6, 2021
Slate

The Case for Trump’s Permanent Ban From Social Media

Danielle Citron and colleague argue that Trump should not be allowed back on social media

Feb 5, 2021

Hyunjin Seo and Sarah Newman collaborating on NEA-funded project

Community members to create "Returning: Community-Based Visual Art Experience Involving Women Transitioning from Jail or Prison” project

Feb 4, 2021
Nature

Tracking QAnon: how Trump turned conspiracy-theory research upside down

Joan Donovan discusses QAnon, disinformation, and platform responsibility in Nature.

Feb 4, 2021
Politico

The GameStop Chaos Is Coming for Politics, Too

Joan Donovan draws parallels between Occupy Wall Street and GameStop

Feb 4, 2021
Harvard Law Today

Deconstructing the ‘Karen’ meme

Apryl Williams puts memes in historical, cultural context

Feb 3, 2021
The Washington Post

The government will guard Biden’s Peloton from hackers. What about the rest of us?

Bruce Schneier says the security threat to worry about is the one facing the public, not the president

Feb 2, 2021
Letter and Politics

The Coronavirus Variants and The Vaccine: A Race Between Team Covid and Team Human

Margaret Bourdeaux joins Letters and Politics talk show to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine

Feb 1, 2021
The Guardian

Big tech was allowed to spread misinformation unchecked. Will Biden hold them accountable?

Joan Donovan and colleague argue that antitrust enforcement will hold platforms accountable

Jan 27, 2021