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The New York Times

Twitter Changes Course After Republicans Claim ‘Election Interference’

evelyn douek speaks to The New York Times about Twitter blocking the link to a New York Post article.

Oct 15, 2020
Start Making Sense

Black Cellphone Videos and Protest Journalism

Allissa Richardson talks protest journalism on the Start Making Sense podcast

Oct 14, 2020
BKC Medium Collection

Lumen — The Year in Review

The Lumen project’s annual report highlights the technical improvements, research, outreach, and data collection from the last year.

Oct 14, 2020
Computers in Human Behavior.

Bigger than sports: Identity politics, Colin Kaepernick, and concession making in #BoycottNike

New paper published in Computers in Human Behavior

Oct 14, 2020
TED

Civilization on the Moon – and what it means for life on Earth

Jessy Kate Schingler discusses the critical issues that arise when we consider civilization in outer space

Oct 8, 2020
Harvard Law Today

‘We need to be more imaginative about cybersecurity than we are right now’

BKC co-directors James Mickens and Jonathan Zittrain discussed today’s cybersecurity challenges at a recent event.

Oct 7, 2020
NiemanReports

How Not to Cover Voter Fraud Disinformation

Journalists should treat systematic disinformation campaigns from President Trump and his party no differently than those from Russian propagandists and Facebook clickbait artists

Oct 7, 2020
MacArthur Foundation

Tressie McMillan Cottom and Mary Gray receive 2020 MacArthur Fellowships

Faculty associates receive “genius grants” for “extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits.”

Oct 6, 2020
Centre for International Governance Innovation

Should Big Tech Be Setting the Terms of Political Speech?

evelyn douek, Dipayan Ghosh talk with the Centre for International Governance Innovation

Oct 5, 2020
The Chicago Tribune

To secure elections, paper ballots, risk-limiting audits and fighting misinformation are required

Abbey Stemler discusses the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to secure elections

Oct 2, 2020
Columbia Journalism Review

COVID at the White House, voter disinformation, and how to report around the propaganda

Yochai Benkler joins the Columbia Journalism Review’s podcast

Oct 2, 2020
The Bay State Banner

ACLU calls attention to Mass. police shootings

Lauren Chambers discusses an ACLU map that highlights incidents of police violence.

Sep 30, 2020
NiemanLab

Allissa Richardson thinks it’s time to shatter a few myths about citizen journalism

Allissa Richardson discusses her new book and the myth of objective journalism

Sep 28, 2020
GBH

A 2020 Roundup Of Asian Representation In Film And TV

Jenny Korn discusses Asian representation in film and TV in 2020

Sep 25, 2020
The Guardian

Facebook's long-awaited oversight board to launch before US election

Julie Owono and evelyn douek discuss Facebook Oversight Board

Sep 24, 2020
Yahoo Finance

Google-Oracle $9 billion feud faces new uncertainty after Ginsburg's death

Barbara Lauriat discusses Google v. Oracle with Yahoo Finance

Sep 21, 2020
BKC Medium Collection

Urs Gasser on two new books — and what’s ahead

Urs Gasser discusses his new guide on “connected parenting” and an essay series on the role of law during a pandemic

Urs Gasser discusses his new guide on “connected parenting” and an essay series on the role of law during a pandemic

Sep 17, 2020
Jeune Afrique

Leonard Cortana on Afro Diasporic film festivals

Leonard Cortana writes about global development of Afro Diasporic film festivals for Jeune Afrique

Sep 17, 2020
MIT Technology Review

Why kids need special protection from AI’s influence

MIT Technology Review cites “Principled AI” Report

Sep 17, 2020