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Prospect Magazine

When the internet becomes unknowable

BKC Faculty Associate Ethan Zuckerman explains the negative effects of the loss of tools for studying social media. 

Nov 1, 2023
Harvard Business Review

Azeem's Picks: How to Practice Responsible AI with Dr. Rumman Chowdhurry

BKC Responsible AI Fellow Rumman Chowdhury discusses how to act responsibly with AI development.

Nov 1, 2023
The Hill

Elon Musk’s Twitter is a ‘$44 billion albatross’ a year later

BKC Faculty Associate Larry Lessig discusses Twitter, now X, a year after Elon Musk's takeover of the platform.

Oct 31, 2023
The Harvard Gazette

Should we be worried about rising heat of political discourse? Yes.

BKC Faculty Associate Susan Benesch discusses the relationship with heated political speech and real-world violence.

Oct 30, 2023
NBC News

A year after Elon Musk bought Twitter, LGBTQ people say it has become toxic

Cyberlaw Clinical Instructor Alejandra Caraballo comments on how Twitter, now X, has become toxic for LGBTQ people since Elon Musk's takeover of the platform.

Oct 27, 2023
RefugeE Studies Center's Youtube

The use of new technologies in immigration and asylum governance: implications for human rights

BKC Faculty Associate Petra Molnar joins the RefugeE Studies Center to discuss how the use of new technologies in immigration and asylum governance affect human rights. 

Oct 26, 2023
The Harvard Gazette

How facial-recognition app poses threat to privacy, civil liberties

BKC Director Jonathan Zittrain and BKC Alumnus Kashmir Hill discuss Hill's new book, "Your Face Belongs to Us: A Secretive Startup's Quest to End Privacy as We Know It."

Oct 26, 2023
The Verge

Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig on why AI and social media are causing a free speech crisis for the internet

BKC Faculty Associate Larry Lessig speaks with The Verge's Nilay Patel about BKC's new Applied Social Media Lab and why AI and social media are causing a free speech crisis for…

Oct 24, 2023
The Conversation

Let the community work it out: Throwback to early internet days could fix social media's crisis of legitimacy

BKC Faculty Associate Ethan Zuckerman and Chand Rajendra-Nicolucci discuss how community governance could benefit online communities.

Oct 24, 2023
Global Economic Governance Programme

Bulelani Jili: "African policymakers should see digital development, data flows, and data governance as mutually reinforcing."

BKC Graduate Student Fellow Bulelani Jili dicusses internet governance in African countries.

Oct 20, 2023
The Harvard Gazette

Even war has rules, so why none for espionage?

BKC Faculty Associate Asaf Lubin comments on why it makes little sense that there are no rules for espionage during times of peace when there are rules for times of war.

Oct 18, 2023

Global Future Councils tackles job protection in the era of AI

BKC Affiliate Micaela Mantegna joins a World Economic Forum discussion on the new world of work brought on by digitalization and the development of AI.

Oct 17, 2023
404 Media

A Trademark Dispute Is Tearing the Tiny Film Photography Community Apart

Rebecca Tushnet explains that tradmark holders often make the argument that they have no choice but to try to enforce its trademark but this argument rarely holds water.

Oct 17, 2023

Ad-Free Versions of Facebook and Instagram Have One Audience in Mind: Regulators

BKC Director Jonathan Zittrain comments on the economics of zero-ad versions of social media sites. 

Oct 16, 2023
Tech Policy Press

We Need A Policy Agenda for Rural AI

BKC Faculty Associate Jasmine McNealy explains why rural communities must be included in the development of policies related to artificial intelligence. 

Oct 16, 2023

The psychology of 'sharenting': Why parents can't resist talking about their kids online - and what experts say about it

BKC Faculty Associate Leah Plunkett discusses considerations parents should make before sharing information about their children online.

Oct 13, 2023
Journal of Democracy

Reimagining Democracy for AI

BKC Affiliate Aviv Ovadya argues that reinventing our democratic infrastructure is not just possible, it is necessary.

Oct 12, 2023
Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center

Who's accountable for AI usage in digital campaign ads? Right now, no one.

BKC Affiliates Bruce Schneier and Nathan Sanders explore the patchwork of organizations charged with regulating AI usage in political campaign ads.

Oct 11, 2023
LPE Project

Towards a Legal Understanding of Social Data

BKC Faculty Associate Salomé Viljoen and collaborator Amanda Parsons, explain why current laws are not well equipped to confront problems generated by the rise of informational…

Oct 9, 2023
Tech Policy Press

Centering Community Voices: How Tech Companies Can Better Engage with Civil Society Organizations

Nadah Feteih and Elodie Vialle argue that companies should involve at-risk communities in the design process of new technologies.

Oct 5, 2023