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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
CNBC

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
WBUR

Looking Back At The 2010s: The Decade In Tech

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

Dec 27, 2019
CoinDesk

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
Medium

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
Nieman Lab

Russian bots are just today’s slacktivists

Jonas Kaiser on what journalists can learn from the late 2000s when it comes to misinformation

Dec 18, 2019
Medium

It’s Time for Contextual Identity

A theory of digital ID premised on Helen Nissenbaum’s theory of privacy

Dec 18, 2019
Politico

Welcome to the age of uncertainty

If everything can be faked, how can we know anything is real?

Dec 17, 2019
Nieman Lab

Western journalists, learn from your African peers

Faculty associate james Wahutu on what he hopes media organizations in the U.S. and the UK will do in 2020.

Dec 16, 2019
Fast Company

I wrote the book on ‘sharenting.’ Here’s how you can do right by your kids online

Leah Plunkett on how you should navigate your child's digital footprint. “To save their childhood, youth today need us, their parents, to fight against our …

Dec 16, 2019
Harvard Law Today

Shedding light on fraudulent takedown notices

Berkman Klein Center’s Lumen database helps bring attention to falsified court orders

Dec 13, 2019
Data Governance Design Conference

Watch: Jasmine McNealy at the Data Governance Design Conference

The BKC faculty associate participated in a panel called “Situating/Framing Data Governance”

Dec 11, 2019
Harvard Law Today

Healthcare general counsels explore pressing health policy and legal issues at Harvard Law School

Christopher Bavitz joined General Counsels from some of America’s health care institutions to explore pressing health policy facing companies today.

Dec 11, 2019
Brookings

Public opinion lessons for AI regulation

How public opinion will likely shape the regulation of three applications of AI in the US

Dec 10, 2019
Centre for International Governance Innovation

The “Ghost Workers” Underpinning the World’s Artificial Intelligence Systems

Mary Gray on the need for a better social contract when it comes to the rights of informal workers

Dec 9, 2019