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Facing the prospect that hoaxes or misinformation could worsen a global pandemic, tech platforms are taking control of the information ecosystem like never before.
America’s coronavirus response failed because we didn’t understand the complexity of the problem.
In Covid-19’s wake, uncertainty about the emerging outbreak has propagated mis- and disinformation across the internet. BKC's Hal Roberts weighs in.
Applying core international human rights principles to coronavirus-related privacy interferences
BKC fellow Baobao Zhang appeared in the PBS documentary series "Great Decisions" on the possibilities and dangers of AI
BKC’s Dariusz Jemielniak on how "we can unite, rise up to the challenge and return stronger" despite the destruction caused by the pandemic
Zeynep Tufekci says to rebuild trust in the internet, we need to entirely restructure how it operates.
Searches in the Lumen database reveal the complexities around the rules that platforms follow when they agree to the removal of content
Governments are increasingly using digital technologies and big data analytics to address the Covid-19 pandemic. At this stage of the pandemic, these technologies may not…
Beatriz Botero Arcila
David O’Brien argues that the American government will have to walk a fine line if it wants to get useful information while still preserving citizens’ privacy rights.
Despite heart-wrenching images in the media of people standing together and political calls for solidarity, the pandemic has laid bare the problems with globalisation and…
Padmashree Gehl Sampath
To help manage the shortage, the authorities sent a message that made them untrustworthy.
With millions on lockdown, Facebook and Twitter are major sources of Covid-19 news. They’re also where misinformation thrives. How can platforms step up?
Elizabeth Renieris argues it’s not just the government that is having to navigate these complex questions.
Misleading text messages claiming that President Trump was going to announce a national quarantine buzzed into cellphones across the country over the weekend, underscoring how…
evelyn douek speaks with Kate Starbird, an expert in crisis informatics, or the study of how information flows during crisis events.
BKC's managing director weighs in on the challenges that school districts face
BKC affiliate Helmi Noman weighs in on a library filled with articles by censored journalists, hosted in the game Minecraft
BKC co-director Terry Fisher put together a must-read collection of resources
BKC co-director Terry Fisher put together a must-read collection of resources for transitioning to online teaching, based on his experience teaching CopyrightX and other online…
Fellows Advisory Board member Judith Donath on the privilege of working online
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