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Just Security

De-platforming Is a Fix, But Only a Short-Term One

Will Marks discusses the “Great Deplatforming” in Just Security.

Jan 27, 2021
MIT Technology Review

This is how America gets its vaccines

Latanya Sweeney is cited in an article on vaccines in the U.S. from MIT Technology Review.

Jan 27, 2021
Nation

Let’s fix Facebook’s content issues

Julie Owono says content moderation needs a more global approach

Jan 26, 2021
The New York Times

Why Is Big Tech Policing Speech? Because the Government Isn’t

evelyn douek discusses the deplatforming of Donald Trump with The New York Times.

Jan 26, 2021
The New York Times

Silicon Valley Workers Have Had Enough

Moira Weigel and colleague describe collective action from within tech platforms.

Jan 26, 2021
Tufts Now

The High Cost of Online Attacks Against Women

Sarah Sobieraj on online attacks against women, what they mean for America, and what can be done about them.

Jan 25, 2021
The New Yorker

Biden’s Vital but Fraught Battle Against Domestic Terrorism

Joan Donovan describes how disinformation can contribute to radicalization in The New Yorker.

Jan 25, 2021
Vice

This Company Wants to Replace Therapy With Wearable Tech

Sandra Wachter describes issues with technology that claims to help with mental health.

Jan 25, 2021
The New York Times

What Happens When You Click ‘Agree’?

Woodrow Hartzog quoted by the New York Times editorial board

Jan 23, 2021
The New York Times

Facebook outsources its decision to ban Trump to oversight board

evelyn douek discusses Facebook’s decision to refer Trump’s case to its oversight board with The New York Times

Jan 21, 2021
NPR

Judge Refuses To Reinstate Parler After Amazon Shut It Down

evelyn douek discusses content moderation – and who makes the decisions – with NPR.

Jan 21, 2021
NiemanReports

How Participatory Media Promote Coverage of Social Movements

An excerpt of Ethan Zuckerman’s book, “Mistrust”

Jan 21, 2021
Lawfare

Facebook Has Referred Trump’s Suspension to Its Oversight Board. Now What?

evelyn douek puts the referral in context

Jan 21, 2021

An Introduction to Extitutional Theory

Jessy Kate Schingler and Primavera de Filippi write a primer on “Extitutional Theory” for the BKC Medium Collection.

Jan 20, 2021
ACM CHI

Viral Visualizations: How Coronavirus Skeptics Use Orthodox Data Practices to Promote Unorthodox Science Online

Crystal Lee and colleagues publish a preprint of their paper ahead of ACM CHI 2021.

Jan 20, 2021
NiemanReports

Can We Restore A Collective Understanding of Reality, Please?

Joan Donovan and Rob Faris pen op-ed calling for media accountability

Jan 19, 2021
The Washington Post

‘Disinformation can be a very lucrative business, especially if you’re good at it,’ media scholar says

Joan Donovan discusses the Capitol attack and disinformation

Jan 19, 2021
The Atlantic

The Capitol Rioters Are Giving Insurrection a Bad Name

Ethan Zuckerman says insurrectionism can be a civically responsible form of social change

Jan 19, 2021
Harvard Law Today

For Prof. Ruth Okediji, ‘grievous’ Capitol insurrection holds hopeful lessons

Ruth Okediji reflects on the attacks on the U.S. Capitol, the state of democracy, and the role of digital technologies in politics today.

Jan 19, 2021