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Oct 6, 2020

Exercises simulate disinformation, foreign influence operations targeting November election

Publication provides the intelligence community, social media companies, state election officials, and news media a resource to plan for the election

Publication features four exercises designed for four key stakeholders working on the front lines of the election More

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Oct 2, 2020

Tracing the disinformation campaign on mail-in voter fraud

Research shows elites, mass media play an important role in spreading voting misinformation More

Oct 1, 2020

Web Integrity Project joins the Berkman Klein Center

Project spotlights government transparency

Project researches government transparency and censorship More

Sep 30, 2020

Call for student applications

“Digital Ethics in Times of Crisis: COVID-19 and Access to Education and Learning Spaces”

“Digital Ethics in Times of Crisis: COVID-19 and Access to Education and Learning Spaces” More

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Sep 15, 2020

Draft Policy Guidance on AI for Children

BKC community members inform UNICEF report

BKC community members inform UNICEF report More

Sep 1, 2020

Berkman Klein Center’s Board of Directors Warmly Welcomes James Mickens

Computer Science Professor James Mickens brings transformative ideas about security and trust, mentoring leadership, and social impact advocacy to BKC board; HBS emeritus professor John Deighton leaves board after twelve years of far-reaching service

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to announce today the appointment of James Mickens, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at… More

Aug 27, 2020

Global Digital Pandemic Responses: Some Reflections on Four Country Case Studies

Student contribution

Main insights from the Country Spotlight Series More

Harvard Law Today
Aug 27, 2020

Cyberlaw Clinic weighs in on warrantless device searches at the US border

Mason Kortz discusses an amicus brief filed on behalf of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic More

BKC Medium Collection
Aug 21, 2020

“No simple answer”

“Covid State of Play” examines sick buildings, planning lags, and reopening

Talk covers COVID-19 and the need for creative, and swift, solutions More

Aug 17, 2020

International Dialogue on “The Ethics of Digitalisation” Kicks Off in Berlin

BKC Joins German President, HIIG, Digital Asia Hub, and NoC to Launch Global Interdisciplinary Research on Digital Transformation and Policy

We are pleased to announce a new joint project by the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers (NoC) exploring ”The Ethics of… More

Jul 31, 2020

Country Spotlight: Taiwan’s Digital Quarantine System

Student contribution

Briefing document from HLS students explains Taiwan’s Digital Quarantine System More

Harvard Law Today
Jul 30, 2020

‘Feeding the virus’?

At a Berkman Klein Center event, experts rate U.S. response and outline steps necessary to defeat the virus

Talk assesses the U.S. response to COVID-19 and outlines steps necessary to defeat the virus. More

Jul 30, 2020

The Breakdown: Jonathan Zittrain reflects on 2019–2020 Assembly program, disinformation

Special two-part episode delves into BKC's Assembly program, big challenges with disinformation More

Jul 28, 2020

BKC Policy Practice: Digital Pandemic Response provides practical guidance, expert opinion for decision makers

Informing the use of digital tools and data for COVID-19

Public and private policymakers are collaborating with the new BKC Policy Practice: Digital Pandemic Response program to work through difficult questions about using digital tools… More

Jul 22, 2020

Your Guide to BKC at RightsCon 2020

Online Panels and Discussions Led by the Berkman Klein Community

Join virtual discussions and panels featuring BKC community members More

Jul 20, 2020

Country Spotlight: Singapore’s TraceTogether Program

Student contribution

Briefing document by HLS student explains TraceTogether Program More

Jul 16, 2020

Country Spotlight: Germany’s Corona Warn-App

Student contribution

Briefing document by HLS student explains Corona Warn-App More

The New York Times
Jul 16, 2020

Testing Is on the Brink of Paralysis. That’s Very Bad News.

Jonathan Zittrain, Margaret Bourdeaux, and Beth Cameron call on governors to unite

“Our pandemic fight requires prompt testing results — and singular cooperation among the states to achieve them.” More

Jul 14, 2020

Berkman Klein Center Announces 2020-2021 Community

BKC is pleased to announce incoming and returning fellows, faculty associates, and affiliates for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Announcing our new class of fellows and community members for 2020-2021 More

Jul 10, 2020

Country Spotlight: Switzerland’s SwissCovid App

Student contribution

Briefing document by HLS student explains SwissCovid App More