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Through three new hires, Facebook may be giving real decisionmaking power to people who deeply understand the ways in which the social media site and its family of apps undermine…
Faculty Books in Brief
"We are in the early stages of the health care system’s encounter with big data, the editors write, with the benefits and perils uncertain."
One potential approach to reducing the spread of misinformation: having social media platform algorithms preferentially display content from news sources that users rate as…
The Cyberlaw Clinic filed an amicus brief supporting a BuzzFeed News journalist's petition to unseal applications and orders for pen registers, trap and trace devices, tracking…
Berkman Klein Fellow Titi Akinsanmi discusses how policy for digital ID could develop in 2019 and what she hopes to see globally and on the African continent.
A tiny fraction of Twitter users spread the vast majority of fake news in 2016, with conservatives and older people sharing misinformation more, a new study finds.
Proposed changes to the IT Act could draw a veil over the Indian internet
"The planned changes will undermine freedom of expression and privacy online, weakening Indian democracy itself."
The story we tell about our right to privacy an interesting one, but distracts us away from work that needs to be done.
Google must remove search results about medical regulators' conditional suspension of a Dutch physician in the first "right to be forgotten" case of its kind in the European Union.
What makes people susceptible to fake news and other forms of strategic misinformation?
In her new book "Memes to Movements," An Xiao Mina explores how people from a historically overlooked nation such as Uganda are able to drive the conversation on issues in…
An Xiao Mina
During confirmation hearings AG nominee William Barr is asked how private social media platform's could explicitly attempt to sway an election, and whether there are any remedies…
This app uses US Census Data and a linguistic algorithm to "Americanize" submitted names, and provoke thought about how names and identities are considered in society
A Speculative Sprint Story Collection
This new publication from the Digital Asia Hub collects the outputs of a two-day speculative fiction–writing workshop held in December 2018
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s oversight of the fast-growing cryptocurrency market is on hiatus as the government shutdown lingers.
The recent partnership between privacy-focused search tool Duck Duck Go and Apple has an uncertain implications for the future of privacy on the engine.
Shaping the New Economy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Questions are emerging regarding the adequacy of our current economic policies and practices, the social contract between citizens, businesses and governments and the metrics used…
In her new book “Thick: And Other Essays," Berkman Klein Faculty Associate Tressie McMillan Cottom tackles topics ranging from poverty, to race, to healthcare.
Tressie McMillan Cottom
Databite No. 117
A global exploration of internet memes as agents of pop culture, politics, protest, and propaganda on- and offline
Simulating algorithmic risk assessments at pretrial
A legal education simulation puts students in the role of a county judge at a bail hearing, and prompts them to detain or release individual defendants pending trial.
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