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The Blockchain Socialist

Decentralizing Power and Value with P2P Models

Samer Hassan shows how blockchain technology can create collaborative economies.

Jun 20, 2021

Towards more interoperable ‘smart’ home devices

Jonathan Zittrain testifies before a Senate subcommittee about the Internet of Things.

Jun 16, 2021
Harvard Magazine

Can Disinformation Be Stopped?

Joan Donavan and Yochai Benkler share insights on the causes and effects of disinformation

Jun 16, 2021

Deplatforming the far-right: An analysis of YouTube and BitChute

Jonas Kaiser and colleague evaluate the impact of deplatforming

Jun 15, 2021

'Every smile you fake' — an AI emotion-recognition system can assess how 'happy' China's workers are in the office

Sandra Wachter weighs in on the ethical implications of a computer tracking workers’ emotions.

Jun 15, 2021

The False Comfort of Human Oversight as an Antidote to A.I. Harm

Ben Green opines that people may put too much faith in human oversight of AI.

Jun 15, 2021
Harvard Law Bulletin

Oh, what a tangled web we weave

The Harvard Law Bulletin showcases work from members of the Berkman Klein community on mis- and disinformation and the Center’s projects and programs that produce it.

Jun 14, 2021
CBS News

Artificial Intelligence Evolves to Creating Art

Jessica Fjeld offers legal insights on art created by artificial intelligence.

Jun 12, 2021

Apple iPhones Can Soon Hold Your ID. Privacy Experts Are On Edge

Elizabeth Renieris considers the pitfalls of Apple’s new ID feature.

Jun 12, 2021
The New York Times

Google Seeks to Break Vicious Cycle of Online Slander

Danielle Citron comments on Google’s efforts to reduce slander.

Jun 10, 2021

The Metaverse: A brave, new (virtual) world

Micaela Mantegna defines the ‘metaverse’ and explains how it could be the next phase of the internet.

Jun 10, 2021

The Empire (Facebook) Strikes Back (at the Oversight Board’s Trump Decision)

evelyn douek shares the limitations of the Facebook Oversight Board's ruling on Donald Trump's account.

Jun 10, 2021
Harvard Business Review

The Coming AI Hackers

Bruce Schneier is interviewed about the future of AI hacking.

Jun 9, 2021
Minnesota Law Review

Understanding Chilling Effects

Jon Penney outlines a new framework for understanding "chilling effects" on speech.

Jun 7, 2021
The Atlantic

Facebook Won’t Talk About the Insurrection

evelyn douek and Joan Donovan comment on Facebook’s response to the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Jun 7, 2021

Where did the microchip vaccine conspiracy theory come from anyway?

Joan Donovan shares findings from her research on vaccine misinformation.

Jun 5, 2021

Viral Lies

Joan Donovan explores vaccine disinformation and the election.

Jun 5, 2021
The Washington Post

Activision, an indie developer and the battle over the ‘Warzone’ name

Kendra Albert explains lawsuit over “Warzone” video game trademark

Jun 4, 2021

More Content Moderation Is Not Always Better

evelyn douek says simply erasing things from the internet comes at a cost and it might not be worth it.

Jun 2, 2021
Harvard Gazette

Taking the crypto out of digital currency

A Q&A with Primavera De Filippi

Jun 2, 2021