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Jun 18, 2020

The Breakdown: Brian Scully on government response to disinformation

Disinformation and the U.S. 2020 presidential election, COVID-19

Disinformation and the U.S. 2020 presidential election, COVID-19 More

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Jun 18, 2020

Technology and contact tracing

Panel offers open questions, calls for collaboration

Experts from tech and public health sectors share open questions for stakeholders engaging in tech and contact tracing More

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Jun 18, 2020

BKC Summer Institute teaches students about critical areas of Internet & society

Four-week educational program to take deep dive into AI principles and practice

Four week educational program to take deep dive into content, community More

Jun 16, 2020

A Statement from the Berkman Klein Center Board of Directors

A statement from the Board of Directors to the BKC community and beyond More

metaLAB
Jun 15, 2020

metaLAB Releases “Their Names” Visualization

Project visualizes the names of over 28,000 fatal encounters with police

Project visualizes the names of over 28,000 fatal encounters with police More

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Jun 12, 2020

AI & the European Commission’s Risky Business

“Risk” as a cornerstone of AI governance is complicated by decades of debates about how we assess “risk,” Ryan Budish says. More

Jun 8, 2020

HLS Students Examine Digital Responses to COVID-19

Harvard Law School Students Develop Reports on Anti-COVID Tech

Harvard students pivot from Governing Digital Technology with reports on the pandemic More

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Jun 4, 2020

The Breakdown: Claire Wardle on disinformation and today’s journalistic conventions

Unpacking journalists’ role in debunking (and inadvertently spreading) disinformation

Unpacking journalists’ role in debunking (and inadvertently spreading) disinformation More

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May 28, 2020

Framework For the Ethical Use of Advanced Data Science Methods in the Humanitarian Sector

Action-orientated steps to innovate in an ethical, responsible, and practical way.

Action-orientated steps to innovate in an ethical, responsible, and practical way. More

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May 27, 2020

Looking Back at 2019-20, The Cyberlaw Clinic’s 20th Anniversary Year

An overview of the past year at the Cyberlaw Clinic More

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May 21, 2020

The Breakdown: evelyn douek on doctored media, platform response and responsibility

Do tech companies have a responsibility for false content beyond the impact of that content on the information environment on their sites?

The second episode of our new video series asks, do tech companies have a responsibility for false content beyond the impact of that content on the information environment on… More

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May 15, 2020

Lumen database enables Wall Street Journal investigation

Removal request data from Google uncovers false takedown claims

The WSJ collaborated with Lumen, exploring its database of copyright removal notices and uncovering false takedown claims to Google. More

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May 7, 2020

Introducing: The Breakdown

A brief interview series sharing an inside look at the work of BKC

Through brief interviews, The Breakdown shares an inside look into how members of the Berkman Klein Center community are working on and grappling with difficult topics, and brings… More

May 4, 2020

Challenges in Digital Technology

Reflections on pivotal moments and gradual shifts in the tech sector

Reflections on pivotal moments and gradual shifts in the tech sector More

Apr 29, 2020

Berkman Klein expands communications, public programming, and community efforts

Joy A. Lo and Lance Eaton join BKC staff, Rebecca Tabasky promoted to Director of Community

Two hires will help shape the future of BKC’s educational programming, outreach, and public messaging. More

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Apr 28, 2020

Global Perspectives on Data Collection, Contact Tracing, and COVID-19

Network of Centers discussion focuses on uses of data to combat COVID-19

Network of Centers discussion focuses on uses of data to combat COVID-19 More

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Apr 23, 2020

Responsibly and Accurately Reporting on COVID-19 Data

“Data Overload” emphasizes challenges reporters face covering pandemic and advice for journalists

“Data Overload” emphasizes challenges reporters face covering pandemic and advice for journalists More

Apr 23, 2020

Skills for a Digital World

24 ways young people can learn digital skills at home

24 ways young people can learn new digital skills at home More

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Apr 20, 2020

Fairness and AI

Sandra Wachter on why fairness cannot be automated

Sandra Wachter on why fairness cannot be automated More

Harvard Law Today
Apr 15, 2020

How much access to data should be permitted during COVID-19 pandemic?

Urs Gasser explores the risks and benefits of mining data to combat COVID-19

BKC Executive Director Urs Gasser is partnering with colleagues at Harvard Medical School and the T.H. Chan School of Public Health to pioneer the use of mobility… More