Sep 19 2017 12:00pm to Sep 19 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

The Line Between Hate and Debate

featuring Monika Bickert, Facebook’s Head of Global Policy Management in conversation with Professor Jonathan Zittrain

As society figures out what is acceptable and what is harmful, can technology play a role in improving online debate?

Partisan Right-Wing Websites Shaped Mainstream Press Coverage Before 2016 Election, Berkman Klein Study Finds

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today released a comprehensive analysis of online media and social media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. The report, "Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election," documents how highly partisan right-wing sources helped shape mainstream press coverage and seize the public’s attention in the 18-month period leading up to the election.

Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

In this study, we analyze both mainstream and social media coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election. We document that the majority of mainstream media coverage was negative for both candidates, but largely followed Donald Trump’s agenda.

Authored by
  • Rob Faris
  • Hal Roberts
  • Bruce Etling
  • Nikki Bourassa
  • Ethan Zuckerman
  • Yochai Benkler

16 Aug 2017

Oct 10 2017 12:00pm to Oct 10 2017 12:00pm

HUBweek 2017: Programming the Future of AI: Ethics, Governance, and Justice

featuring Professor Chris Bavitz, Director of the Cyberlaw Clinic and special guests

How do we prepare court systems, judges, lawyers, and defendants to interact with autonomous systems? What are the potential societal costs to human autonomy, dignity, and due process from the use of these systems in our judicial systems?

Sep 12 2017 12:00pm to Sep 12 2017 12:00pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Berkman Klein: Technology for the Social Good featuring Jonathan Zittrain

Learn more about us in an interactive discussion with Prof. Jonathan Zittrain, Berkman Klein Center Faculty Chair

If you’re interested in connecting with the Berkman Klein Center's research, community, and events, or are just generally interested in digital technologies and their impact on society, please join us for this talk!

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