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"Public" data ethics: Best practices for social media researchers
Anything “public” on social media may be fair game, but researchers should be more ethical about using that data
Awarding $750,000 to seven organizations, including ones that help detect deepfakes and promote open access of government data
AI and the News Announces winners
A recently unveiled proposal for regulating the Internet of Things in the US falls short in some areas, but could make some significant strides towards advancing the status quo
White supremacists exploit the weaknesses in the social-media ecosystem as Facebook and Google struggle to keep up.
What does the data show? Looking at the relationship between Fox News and the Trump Administration.
Charles Nesson is one of three prominent lawyers rallying behind a human rights attorney's challenge against Chevron
Global action is required to tackle the web's "downward plunge to a dysfunctional future", its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has told the BBC.
Some critics worry the new privacy push is also a way to dodge regulation and avoid moderating content: “The devil is in the details.”
A feminist approach to consent in digital technologies
Feminist research and bridging conversations about consent
Four faculty members reconsider long-held professional views
Jonathan Zittrain and Kendra Albert share moments when they had to re-examine some of their most closely held ideas about issues ranging from gun laws to brownies.
"Sealioning" and good versus bad faith demands for evidence on social media.
A critical perspective on this emerging notion of the data commons
Padmashree Gehl Sampath
Medical experts who counter misinformation are weathering coordinated attacks. Now some are fighting back
Facebook's stance on anti-vaccine misinformation, and what public health experts have to say about it.
The promise of life, reunion, and continuation on the African continent
Stopping to think about the ethics and unintended consequences of new technology.
Berkman Kleins' Digital Literacy Resource Platform was recently rolled out in the UK to help teachers fight back against cyberbullying
Amazon and the spread of health misinformation.
“I am an optimist, who believes that creativity, rigor, and selective disruption can make outsized social impact possible."
Many companies equate new technology with innovation, but actual innovation in cities means using tech in concert with bureaucracy, on-the-ground awareness, and challenging political choices.
Innovation can mean more than just "use new technology."