Skip to the main content


The Latest

Stories, videos, podcasts, and more from our community of staff, fellows, faculty associates, and affiliates



Babatunde Okunoye assesses the legacy of the ten-year-old campaign against the Stop Online Piracy Act, and charts potential paths forward. "Drawing from the success…

Jan 17, 2022
Centre for International Governance Innovation

Amid the Hype over Web3, Informed Skepticism Is Critical

Elizabeth Renieris urges skepticism amid the overwhelming hype around Web3.

Jan 14, 2022
Financial Times

Bolsonaro crafts new social media strategy ahead of Brazil election

David Nemer discusses Bolsonaro supporters’ migration from WhatsApp to Telegram.

Jan 12, 2022

AI unmasks anonymous chess players, posing privacy risks

In a Science article outlining the risks surrounding software that can identify anonymous chess players, Alexandra Wood says that it's part of a bigger issue: “Privacy threats are…

Jan 12, 2022

Bullying Dropped as Students Spent Less Time in In-Person Classes During Pandemic

Sameer Hinduja said that the pandemic-related push for online classes also meant that students reported bullying — and being bullied — less than before. But cyberbullying remains…

Jan 10, 2022

The complexities of online content moderation

Julie Owono shares why digital rights should have the same protections as offline ones.

Jan 7, 2022
The Washington Post

Tech giants banned Trump. But did they censor him?

Chinmayi Arun discusses the consequences for democracy if major social media platforms arbitrarily blocked political leaders.

Jan 7, 2022
All Tech is Human

Inside the Institute for Rebooting Social Media

Hilary Ross dives deep into the mission of the Institute for Rebooting Social Media at All Tech is Human's Responsible Tech University Summit.

Dec 29, 2021
The Markup

The Shadows of Removed Posts Are Hiding in Plain Sight on Reddit

Sameer Hinduja explains the implications of a security flaw on Reddit that allow removed posts to continue to be viewed.

Dec 16, 2021

Leave fact-checking to the fact-checkers

In Nieman Lab's predictions for journalism in 2022, Jonas Kaiser explores the need for fact-checking — and who should be doing it.

Dec 15, 2021

A prayer for a humbler media

In the Nieman Lab's predictions for journalism in 2022, j. Siguru Wahutu expresses hope for a humbler media ecosystem.

Dec 15, 2021

How to fix the internet

Ethan Zuckerman points to a mailing list in rural Vermont as a potential way forward for a more equitable Internet. "We need people to take…

Dec 9, 2021

Why You Should Be Worried About Facebook's Metaverse

Jessica Fjeld and other experts reflect on the apparent dangers of Facebook's Metaverse.

Dec 7, 2021
Centre for International Governance Innovation

Why a Little-Known Blockchain-Based Identity Project in Ethiopia Should Concern Us All

Elizabeth Renieris assesses a national ID scheme developing in Ethiopia amid the country’s civil war.

Dec 7, 2021
New Media & Society

Does Godwin’s law (rule of Nazi analogies) apply in observable reality? An empirical study of selected words in 199 million Reddit posts

Godwin's Law states that the likelihood of referencing Nazis increases as online discussions grow. But after analyzing nearly 200 million Reddit posts, Dariusz Jemielniak and…

Dec 7, 2021
Journal of Social Computing

Connecting Race to Ethics Related to Technology: A Call for Critical Tech Ethics

Jenny Korn pushes for the creation of "critical tech ethics" as a way to improve technologies, including the Internet, and reduce the propagation of ongoing racial injustices.

Dec 1, 2021
Journal of Social Computing

Algorithmic Silence: A Call to Decomputerize

Jonnie Penn writes that tech critics should be wary of naturalizing a dependency on digital tools.

Dec 1, 2021
The University of Chicago Law Review

What is Privacy? That's the Wrong Question

Woodrow Hartzog writes that “Privacy is still a concept in disarray. But that’s okay."

Nov 24, 2021
metaLAB (at) Harvard

#MeToo Anti-Network

A metaLAB (at) Harvard project illustrates how a movement such as #MeToo is constituted by masses of unobserved tweets.

Nov 23, 2021

What a datafied worldview means for human rights

Juan Ortiz Freuler sketches the challenges of datafication for human rights.

Nov 22, 2021